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Zotob Madness and the Real Cost of Windows vs. Linux

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What do CNN, ABC, The New York Times and a lot of Fortune 500 companies all have in common?

Can you say "clueless Windows administrators"? I knew you could.

Zotob variants, today's Windows worm, are running roughshod over Windows 2000-based businesses.

The businesses being smacked by Zotob are a laundry list of some of the world's biggest, best, and, when it comes to IT, dumbest companies.

Why dumb?

First, they're not the brightest bulbs because they're still using Windows 2000.

In case you've been hiding under a rock, Windows 2000 support croaked on June 30.

Despite that, when I talked with some CIOs and CTOs in April, most of them were still using W2K.

Worse still, they had no plans to immediately switch over to XP or any other alternative.

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