M$’s vulnerable operating system hosts millions of malware instances but they have made some PR of identifying and eliminating a few command-and-control systems on the web. I wish they would spend as much time making good code rather than foisting their stuff on the world and messing with competition. The latest flurry is about the Zeus botnet which infects that other OS since 2009 doing $millions of damage… 55% of Zeus-infected PCs had uptodate anti-virus software in one survey. The malware exists in many versions, uses stealth and is constantly evolving. It uses a large repertoire of M$’s vulnerabilities.
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- 2015 - Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop
- market share
- renewable energy
- small cheap computers
- smart phone
- Solo EV
- that other OS
- thin client
- thin clients
My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.