September 27, 2001

When operating systems advocates attack

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes "With the advent of such destructive viruses as the Nimda worm, users of alternative operating systems have been boasting about how much more secure their boxes are when compared to Microsoft's Windows. As if to say that their machines are somehow immune to virus attacks. Despite uninformative comments suggesting otherwise, these virus outbreaks are not based on questions regarding Microsoft's security (or lack thereof). Instead, it's an issue of logistics. Alternative operating systems were not spared from these attacks because of their supposed superior security, but were instead spared because these computing environments are small fish."


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