Over reliance on Microsoft - Threat to the global economy?
news alert (excerpt)
London, UK - 2 October 2003, 17:30 GMT - The terrorist actions in
2001 cost the global insurance and reinsurance industry between $55 billion
and $70 billion. The damage from malware targeting Microsoft systems in 2003
is reaching similar proportions in terms of productivity losses; cost of hardware
and software upgrades; clogging corporate, government and domestic bandwidth
to download patches; as well as systems reconfiguration and recovery costs.