How does your company deal with malware?

John Shaver bobjohnbob at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 15:52:11 MDT 2010


I already used Ernie Ball guitar strings.  Now I have one more reason to :)

-John

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 3:22 PM, Joel Finlinson <joel at finlinson.net> wrote:
> 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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