Windows vs Linux [was: p2exe using wine/cxoffice]

James Stroud jstroud at
Wed Oct 26 21:19:17 CEST 2005

On Wednesday 26 October 2005 07:20, Tim Golden wrote:
> I'm sure you're right: given moderately naive users, a Windows box
> is *extremely* likely to be zombified. It's just that it doesn't
> have to be that way with the proper care and attention.

With $200 dollars of antivirus software (on top of the $200 OS), incessant 
reminding of users to not open email attachments or install "free" 
screensavers and such, disabling vbasic on every program, daily iterations 
through the windoze updating cycle, and putting the machine behind a Linux 
firewall, your windows machine probably wont get zombified. Or you could just 
do the reasonable thing and erase the hard drive and install Linux.

James Stroud
UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics
Box 951570
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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