No matter how inexpensive the operating system, consumers and corporate users still demand that their OS install out of the box. Linux is beginning to
meet that need, and more user-friendly Linux distributions from Red Hat, Mandrake, SuSE, Xandros and Lindows.com are paving the way to a new
generation of Linux users. Yet as converts increase, expect the amount of damage from Linux viruses to skyrocket (to say nothing of the number of
Linux virsues circulating) and for users to get caught unaware, warns Central Command Inc., a PC anti-virus and computer security services company
based in Medina, Ohio. The company (http://www.centralcommand.com/) offers Linux workstation, server and mail server virus protection software
starting at $34.95.
March 26, 2003