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Old 09-19-2006, 12:33 PM   #1
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LXer: Is Antivirus Ready for Open Source?


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The open source software movement has come a long way. A decade ago, nobody but the actual participants in open source projects and other IT enthusiasts gave the movement much chance of succeeding, but today, it's tough to deny the success of open source products. However, when it comes to security tools and antivirus software--the thin blue line separating our computers from certain infection on the Internet--there is less agreement that open source can secure as well as traditionally developed, closed-source products. [Interestingly, numerous companies are offering ClamAV-based solutions that apparently protect their clients quite well. As always, watch for the Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. - dcparris]

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