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Heise Online: Linux Association Says Bill Gates is Lying to Readers of Der Spiegel

Feb 02, 2005, 21:15 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Craig Morris)

"Microsoft founder Bill Gates has stated in an interview with German news magazine Der Spiegel on the topic of the security risks of operating systems from virus attacks that Linux is 'even more susceptible in many respects.' But the German Linux Association is not about to let that statement stand. Elmar Geese, President of the Association, called Gates' claim a 'demonstrable lie.' Anyone, he explained, can visit the web pages of the German Bureau for Security and Information Technology (BSI) to see how unsafe Microsoft programs are, while Linux operating systems from Red Hat and Suse have been certified as secure software. 'Even the latest worm warnings are just like the ones before: exclusively addressing users of Microsoft systems,' Geese points out..."

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