> On Fri, 23 Mar 2001, Bob Lorenzini wrote:
> > I'm annoyed when persons post virus alerts to unrelated lists but this
> > is a serious threat. If your offended flame away.
> This should be a wake up call... distributions need to stop using product
> with consistently bad security records.
The immediate affect of specifically targeting Linux is to cause
"security administrators" to deny network access to all Linux
I have just received notice that my machines will no longer be
provided access to "The Internet".
"Effective on or before 16:00:00 local time, the only personal
computers that will be allowed Internet access are those administered
by a Microsoft Certified Network Administrator. This means that
no Unix or Linux machines will be provided access beyond the local
area network. If you require Internet access, the company will
provide a PC which runs a secure operating system such as Microsoft
Windows, or Windows/NT. Insecure operating systems like Linux must
be removed from company owned computers before the end of this week....."
Penguin : Linux version 2.4.1 on an i686 machine (799.53 BogoMips).
"Memory is like gasoline. You use it up when you are running. Of
course you get it all back when you reboot..."; Actual explanation
obtained from the Micro$oft help desk.
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