June 20, 2007
Computing: Free Open Source Software: Linux
In the first article of this three-part series on desktop software ("Current Problems in Desktop Computer Usage," June 2006), I concentrated largely on the issue of open data standards and why I believe that it is desirable to move toward open standards. A formidable problem was noted--that of viruses, spyware, and other malicious software found running on our computers without our prior knowledge or approval. In this issue and the next, I will describe some "new" software which has great potential to mitigate some of the computational problems we face.
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