5. Using A (Linux) Rescue Disk to Check for Rootkit Viruses

Most virus and malware scanning software work from within the operating system – that is they require an operating system to be loaded before they can protect the system. Some even require a connection to the internet to work. If so, they are too late to load because a Rootkit virus loads before the operating system does. About 10% of viruses in the wild are Rootkit viruses. This may not seem like much, but it’s still a risk. What is more disconcerting is that they are typically undetected because they load into memory first.

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4. Is Linux better against Viruses, Trojans and Malware?

Typically, small business owners purchase consumer-grade products and expect the same level of convenience that they have on their home computers, so security becomes less of a priority. By default, Linux works against those tendencies that place convenience over good practices. While Linux may hamper productivity a bit, it does re-enforce the security features that all operating systems are capable of. With Windows and MacOS those security measures are optional, but by making these security measures the default in Linux, it is simply more secure.

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3. Web Site Design and Management on Linux

Steve Jobs thought that computers shouldn’t force the end user to go through too many steps to get basic work done. While Linux is more distant from Apple than Windows in people’s minds, I also think that in many ways Linux has become much better at being task-oriented and efficient in the way that Apple is. As I continue working with Linux I am reminded more and more of this important fact: computers should be there to get work done, not make you work to get them to work.

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2. Introducing Station to Tame Social Media

When looking for an application to standardize on, it isn’t enough to find one that eases management for the computing staff. By the same token, finding an application that has some great features may also not be enough. Those features need to be seen in the context of the workflow of each member of a team. Does it improve efficiency? If so, does it do that for every member of the team? And is this enough to convince them to change old habits?

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1. App Standardization Requires Careful Planning

When looking for an application to standardize on, it isn’t enough to find one that eases management for the computing staff. By the same token, finding an application that has some great features may also not be enough. Those features need to be seen in the context of the workflow of each member of a team. Does it improve efficiency? If so, does it do that for every member of the team? And is this enough to convince them to change old habits?

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