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     Thursday, February 19, 2004 Technology | Biology stirs Microsoft monoculture debate Technology | Biology stirs Microsoft monoculture debate:
    "Geer isn't the first to argue that the logic of living viruses also applies to the computer variety, and that the dominance and tight integration of Microsoft operating systems and software makes the global computing ecosystem vulnerable to a cascading failure. "

    "Charney says monoculture theory doesn't suggest any reasonable solutions; more use of the Linux open-source operating system, a rival to Microsoft Windows, might create a "duoculture," but that would hardly deter sophisticated hackers. "

    Obviously, he's not noting *why* hackers prey on poor little old windows. :)

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