Frankly, The VAR Guy doesn't know for sure. Our resident blogger has requests for comment out to Dell, Microsoft and Canonical -- promoter of Ubuntu Linux.
Revisionist History?As you may recall, Dell ships Ubuntu on selected U.S. systems. And about a week ago, Dell's web site (http://www.dell.com/ubuntu) included a top 10 list educating readers about Ubuntu's strengths. At the time, #6 on the list read:
“6) Ubuntu is safer than Microsoft® Windows® The vast majority of viruses and spyware written by hackers are not designed to target and attack Linux.”But now, Dell's Web site has updated that item to read:
"6) Ubuntu is secure According to industry reports, Ubuntu is unaffected by the vast majority of viruses and spyware."No need to panic, folks. The VAR Guy purposely took a screen shot (PDF) of the original Dell Web page for safe keeping -- just in case Dell somehow felt inspired to remove the Ubuntu vs. Windows safety reference.
If our resident gets a comment from Dell, Microsoft or Canonical, The VAR Guy will be sure to share it in the comments area.
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