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LinuxPlanet: Kaspersky: More Adoption Could Make Linux Attractive Target

Sep 06, 2005, 20:30 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"If you looked at Windows, then looked at Linux and drew a comparison list between the two, one of the things you might notice is that one of these operating systems doesn't have antivirus protection.

"And to many Linux users, that's pretty much the whole point.

"With estimates of over 100,000 Windows viruses running around out in the wild and virtually none on Linux (some estimates put the number around 500, and none of those in the wild), it is little wonder that while Windows users may enjoy Clippy, Linux users are opening their e-mails and downloading files with relative impunity..."

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