Did IT work: Putting Linux on desktops

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| While Linux servers are now commonplace, the desktop version of the Linux
| operating system has been slow to penetrate – particularly in enterprise
| workgroups.


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A gutsy new Linux system

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| As part of the installation process, the software checks that your hardware
| is adequate – although, as with other versions of Linux, Ubuntu’s
| requirements are minimal. You will need 256Mb of memory and 4Gb of free hard
| drive space.


McAfee: Microsoft completely unrealistic on Vista

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| Windows Vista does not ship with antivirus software installed and active,
| but for the first time Microsoft will be promoting their own antivirus
| service in Windows OneCare. Alex Eckelberry, CEO of Sunbelt Software,
| has already called Microsoft's plans predatory based on pricing. McAfee
| is focusing its critique on operating system design, arguing instead that
| Microsoft's decisions with Vista will simply make the operating system
| less secure.
| In the advertisement, McAfee CEO George Samunek is quoted as saying,
| "Microsoft is being completely unrealistic if, by locking security
| companies out of the kernel, it thinks hackers won't crack Vista's kernel.
| In fact, they already have." The advert continues: "With its upcoming
| Vista operating system, Microsoft is embracing the flawed logic that
| computers will be more secure if it stops co-operating with the
| independent security firms."