On Thursday 21 January 2010 12:35:37 Paul Reilly wrote:
> I got a pleasant surprise when I visited SpecSavers on Grafton street the
> other day. The patient system, with those touch screen displays, is all
> built upon Linux. Redhat Linux to be exact.
>> Googling it, I see they moved over 800 stores to Linux in 2007
>http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1000000121,39287602,00.htm>> It's quite re-assuring that my patient data is not on Windows, considering
> there are currently at least two zero day exploits in the wild which allow
> to own your windows machine.
I'm all in favour of Linux, and find it much easier to use
for most (not all) purposes than Windows.
But isn't it a little paranoid to worry about someone
stealing information from SpecSavers?
Surely there cannot be a large market for people's lens specifications?
I felt the same when someone lost a laptop with medical records on it
a few months ago.
Does anyone except me really care what my blood sugar level is?
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