September 16, 2005

Quelling laptop PCs' negative impact on networks

Mark Brunelli writes "In any network setting, laptop and notebook PCs can pose special security risks, particularly those running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, says IT consultant John H. Terpstra. In this column, Terpstra exposes some of those problems and explains how Linux can help users put them aside.
Terpstra: "My friend's company replaces laptops running Microsoft Windows, on average, every 15 months. By comparison, most laptops will last for three years or more. When Linux is installed on the laptop, there is no need for antivirus software, except to scan e-mail, and that can be done on the corporate e-mail server.""


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