March 19, 2006

Linux an easy alternative

THE INTERNET in the year 2006 has become a scary place.

You run a Windows computer without anti-virus protection or forget to update your software, boom, your computer is taken over by the bad guys and serves as part of abotnet, a zombie army of home computers that are the source of more than 80 per cent of junk e-mail, among other nastiness.

Odds are that more than half the Windows users reading this column have computers that have been compromised in some manner without their owners knowing it.

One solution is to switch your computer from Windows to the Open Source operating system Linux.

Link: The Chronicle Herald

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