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Re: How much longer..
On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 02:09:41PM -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org said: > On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 01:07:15PM -0400, email@example.com said: > > > > How much longer will people put up with the millions of > > dollars of losses in time, resources and service inflicted > > on the net by the joke vulnerabilities in the toy operating > > system known as Windows? Enough is Enough. > > http://darkuncle.net/microsoft_rant.html for those financial types reading the list (courtesy /. post): http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/737353.stm California-based IT consultancy Computer Economics estimated worldwide damage to be $2.6bn by the end of Thursday. It said that figure could soar to $10bn by next week. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2001-08-01-code-red-costs.htm Lloyds of London put the estimate for Love Bug at $15 billion. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2001-08-01-code-red-costs.htm the economic damage from the Melissa virus in 1999 to be about $1 billion. http://atlanta.bizjournals.com/atlanta/stories/2001/10/22/focus4.html "Code Red, which started in mid-July, so far has cost the U.S. economy $2.6 billion." http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/30072.html "The Klez virus last year cost businesses $9 billion worldwide in lost productivity," http://www.bstpierre.org/Articles/fog0000000073.html "SirCam", which also propagates through email, cost $1 billion. Summary: "ILOVEYOU" virus: $2.6 - 15.0 Billion Melissa: $1 Billion CodeRed: $2.6 Billion Klez: $9 Billion SirCAM: $1 Billion Estimated Total TCO: $16.2 - 28.6 billion -- Scott Francis || darkuncle (at) darkuncle (dot) net illum oportet crescere me autem minui