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Does Linux need third-party anti-virus?

May 03, 2011, 07:03 (3 Talkback[s])

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"The Department of Education's stipulation that suppliers must support both Mac OS X, which is gaining popularity amongst Australian computer users but still holds a minority market share, and Linux, which retains a very small install base on desktop and laptop PCs, but is used extensively in server environments, is unusual in the Australian market.

"Many technology specialists believe both the Apple and Linux platform to be inherently more secure due to their shared history in the Unix architecture, which has suffered less widespread security attacks than Microsoft's dominant Windows platform over the past several decades."

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