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The Register: Virus plague causes charity to consider Linux

Mar 15, 2001, 18:59 (25 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)

"Development charity ActionAid is developing plans to switch all its desktop computers to Linux, as a way of avoiding the viruses that continuously assault its Windows PCs."

"The poverty relief organisation, which operates in 30 countries, is on the brink of the move after becoming increasing fed up with the effort needed to deal with recent virus outbreaks, and suffering infection from the Emmanuel bug."

"Kerry Scott, IT director at Action Aid, said the effect of viruses on the charity had pushed him to consider using Linux far more seriously after initial reservations about the availability of suitable applications, particularly word processing packages."

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