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AP/MLive.com: Recent Attacks on Linux Come from Dubious Source

Jun 14, 2004, 14:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lee Gomes)


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"There was a time when computer-industry marketing battles were fought over who had the best technology. But these are litigious times, so if you want to keep customers away from a competing product, just infer they might get sued for using it.

"Consider a recent study about Linux from the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, a Washington, D.C., think tank that, in addition to general pieces about Beltway topics, has a track record for attacking Linux, the free software. An earlier institute study, for example, suggested Linux's openness made it a boon to terrorists. Most security experts say the opposite: that open review makes software stronger and thus safer..."

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