Conficker: GNU/Linux's way to mainstream

Posted by AwesomeTux on Mar 31, 2009 2:51 PM EDT
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I personally hope that the Conficker/Downup/Downadup/Kido computer worm — that surfaced in October 2008 and targets the Microsoft Windows operating system, that activates on April 1st — shows Windows users just how insecure the Windows operating system is, and how slow Microsoft is to react to it, and “patch” it. ... businesses stop production because of this worm ... become spam websites, displaying advertisements and sending out thousands of spam and denial of service emails. ... GNU/Linux might actually become mainstream, maybe even over night.

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