On the issue of privacy and the need for Linux/PGP...
Too many tools can be planted in Windows, for spying purposes, as H-P
recently proved, e.g. screengrabbers, keyloggers, E-mail client mods...
Is My Boss Reading My Personal E-mail?
,----[ Summary ]
| Your employer can monitor all electronic communication
| to and from work equipment, especially when it's sent
| over the corporate network
Also today, Forbes shows that Microsoft makes the Net dangerous...
The Ten Most Dangerous Online Activities
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| Most computer users have no idea how dangerous their online
| behavior is.
| No matter how many times you warn them, employees still
| manage to poison their computers with new malware because
| they "just couldn't resist looking at the attachment."