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Four Hundred Stuff: Is Antivirus Ready for Open Source?

Sep 19, 2006, 22:30 (5 Talkback[s])
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"The open source software movement has come a long way. A decade ago, nobody but the actual participants in open source projects and other IT enthusiasts gave the movement much chance of succeeding, but today, it's tough to deny the success of open source products. However, when it comes to security tools and antivirus software--the thin blue line separating our computers from certain infection on the Internet--there is less agreement that open source can secure as well as traditionally developed, closed-source products.

"There is no denying the huge impact that open source development has had, and continues to have, on the IT industry..."

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