December 19, 2004

Treat yourself to a new PC or Mac

Linux Opinion: An Open Letter to a Digital World (LinuxWorld). I got this tidbit from a posting at slashdot. Chris Spencer did a great job writing this up. I'm most impressed with him actually citing other sites -- a skill that some journalist have yet to master.

The IT department at my university is having a hell of a problem dealing with trojans, worms, and whatnot on the network recently due to infected Windows systems (mine included). The network grinded to a snail's pace. One coworker of mine was sending packets out like mad, over a gigabyte an hour. The problem is, everytime the IT guy finished cleaning one PC, he had to come back because people were quickly becoming re-infected since they were running IE. Essentially he was running around like a dog chasing his tail. That said, the Macs on the network were unaffected and chugging along as usual.

Well, for those of you who haven't made the switch, do yourself, and your neighbors on the network a favor and use Linux. How scary is the idea that your hard work (in science, writing, etc.) can be transmitted out in the ether in the blink of an eye? It's a risk not worth taking. Install Linux and you can sleep soundly for now.

Posted by johnvu at December 19, 2004 01:02 PM
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