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Computerworld: Linux Desktop Growth Could Spur New Malware Activity

“When the Indiana Department of Education began installing PCs
running Linux in schools last year, it installed open-source
antivirus software on servers to scan incoming e-mail. But it
didn’t bother installing antivirus software on the desktop
computers.

“‘I hate to admit this, but I wasn’t
worried,’ said Forrest Gaston, a consultant managing the project
for the state. Despite heavy student usage of the Internet,
Gaston’s optimism has so far been borne out: ‘It hasn’t been an
issue,’ he says…”


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