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Re: THE INTERNET in the year 2006 has become a scary place.

In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
on Tue, 21 Mar 2006 13:58:38 +0000
> __/ [ Bruce Scott TOK ] on Tuesday 21 March 2006 13:21 \__
>> Roy wrote:
>> [...]
>>>While it is too early to illegalise the use of the Windows platform (it is
>>>too prevalent), it is possible to fine the user for the damages it causes.
>>>We took this approach over here, but I hope it extends and becomes
>> Microsoft should take this liability, not the clueless users.  All they
>> are doing is responding to ever present marketing, directly or
>> indirectly.
> I tried asking in the legal newsgroup. Almost everyone says I have no case.
> About 1500 Windows zombies attack my Web site every day (since September
> 2005). What can you do apart from hating Windows? Maybe it's all just a
> conspiracy aimed at my main site, which is Linux-oriented. Using Google
> AdSense, Microsoft used to infiltrate my ad spaces as well. They gave
> visitors 'the facts'.

1500, eh?  That's more than me.  I'm envious.  Well, OK,
maybe "envious" is not quite the right word.

In any event, I doubt it's a special conspiracy against
your website; I get about 5500 hits or so per week on port
445 alone, and this on my *home* system.

1500 is about twice as high as 750, but not out of the ballpark.

> Best wishes,
> Roy

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Windows Vista.  Because everyone wants a really slick-looking 8-sided wheel.

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