abolishPenguinPhobia asks: "I am a teacher at a comm. college and
was looking to install Linux on a couple machines for students to
use. I figured since the students have to learn *nix anyway they
might as well have access to some Linux machines. Anyhoo...I was
told by the network administrator that the linux machines were not to
be connected to the network for fear of viri, DoS attacks, and so on.
My question for the /. community: Why do people fear Linux? It
seems to me that people are misinformed that Linux is only a
'hackers' OS. How can we change this?" This is only one of the
common Linux "myths", and there are several more where these came from.
Is there a central clearing house of such myths and intelligent
efforts at debunking them somewhere online?