How does your company deal with malware?

Joel Finlinson joel at finlinson.net
Thu Aug 26 15:22:40 MDT 2010


On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 11:04 AM, Stuart Jansen <sjansen at buscaluz.org>wrote:

> On Thu, 2010-08-26 at 10:00 -0600, Dave Smith wrote:
> > Thanks for the info. Do you know if lots of other companies have also
> > done this?
>
> Completely eliminated Windows? Not many.
>
> Obviously it's possible to a small company off from Windows. For as long
> as I've worked at GL we've had only one Windows install, a terminal
> server. Most employees do all of their work in Linux. (But then we're
> kinda the definition of an outlier.)
>
> Every Red Hat employee I've seen runs RHEL on their work machine. Novell
> made a big announcement about getting rid of Windows, but I don't think
> it actually happened. IBM made an announcement about moving a large
> number of employees to Linux, but when you did the math it turned out to
> be only a fraction (10% ?) of their workforce.
>
> Most of the success cases I've read about have actually been city
> governments, or government projects. In all cases, they required a
> significant commitment to building custom solutions.
>
> http://www.largo.com/department/index.php?fDD=24-0
> http://davelargo.blogspot.com/
>
> http://www.canonical.com/content/andalusia-deploys-220000-ubuntu-desktops-schools-throughout-region
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4602325.stm
>
> <snip>

Here was another pretty famous incident from the Ernie Ball corporation.

http://www.google.com/search?q=ernie+ball+linux


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