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RE: How much longer..

  • From: Bob German
  • Date: Thu Aug 14 08:01:11 2003

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>To pound it home one more time, worms that attack Microsoft products
>are a bigger deal only because Microsoft has at least an order of
>magnitude  greater installbase than the nearest competitor.
>-- 
>Crist J. Clark                              
>crist.clark@globalstar.com Globalstar Communications                
>               (408) 933-4387  

It's also a factor that a lot of people are running Windows blindly,
with no experienced administrators at the helm.  This has
traditionally not been the case for *nix, because of the difficulty
factor, but I can see that changing.  Users, both corporate and at
home, need to be taught that there is no such thing as plug and play.
 Everything requires maintenance, or at least a cursory inspection
once in a while.  At least half the non-IT folks I warned about this
worm a few days back ("Run Windows Update tonight, there's a nasty
worm coming") responded with "How do I do that?".

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