[LINK] counterpoint: Australia, Singapore avoid Code Red hysteria
Tue, 07 Aug 2001 10:51:41 +1000
James Morris wrote:
> "How Microsoft Ensures Virus-Free Software"
> "Disks are duplicated on a variety of industrial strength, quality focused
> systems. Most of these systems are UNIX-based. The UNIX-based duplication
> systems used in manufacturing are impervious to MS-DOS-based, Windows-
> based, and Macintosh-based viruses. "
> Although, if a customer called Microsoft and asked how to protect
> themselves from viruses, I wonder if they'd be told anything like this.
Conjecture: no. It would not be in their best business interests to promote
disk duplication using another O/S. In spite of their supposed obligation
to "top quality service" (ha ha ha) I would posit that Microsoft would advice
using the Windows O/S for that task, and "ensure all virii and worms had been
removed from the system beforehand".
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services Pty Limited
"Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly."
- Henry Spencer