Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on June 15, 2002 02:14 AM
While he may be off on the LSD and UNIX statements, the author of this comment has a VERY good point. The very thing that causes many of us die-hard Linux fans to chuckle at Windows is security failures that are primarily associated with a not-so-computer-literate user getting infected with every virus to hit the Internet (not to mention the failure to apply updates for fix the multitude of security problems with Windows).
If the same people that have a hard time not launching the "Run this executable for your free vacation" attachment and infecting their PC with the last script worm/virus start using "Linux" (I put this in quotes because Lindows - while based on Linux - is not a proper dictribution of Linux), it will end up with the same bad rap that Windows has.
Never mind the fact that a Unix box has the ability to do a lot more damage (due to a vast array of much more capable networking tools and a superior IP stack) than your average computer running Windows 98/2000/XP.
This ultimately could put a very bad taste in the mouth of a lot of pointy-haired-managers and other such corporate figures when it comes to looking at Linux.