Ministry of Health gets virus

Well, straight after I posted on it, it turns out our very own Ministry of Health has been afflicted with the Conficker Windows virus. Fortunately the Inland Revenue department is at least partly on Linux, so even if we can’t get treated for our health problems, at least they can keep making us pay for it anyway.

Who would use Windows?

Yet another nasty Windows virus is on the loose, providing more challenges for security experts. I love that I can sit here at my Ubuntu Linux computer secure in the knowledge that even if I were sent this virus it couldn’t do a thing to me. If you want to feel that secure yourself, Linux is free to download.

Web browser stats

Having installed StatCounter a few weeks back, I can now see all sorts of interesting statistics about the visitors to this blog (Big Brother Is Watching You!). One very interesting thing is the browser stats, the top performers being:

Firefox                     50%
Safari                      26%
Internet Explorer     14%
Chrome                     5%

Firefox has really taken over from Internet Explorer, if the visitors to this blog are anything to go by. Even the latest versions of IE, that have tabbed browsing, aren’t being used much by my visitors. I am surprised how many people are using Safari, but I suspect the latest versions are better than the dodgy old one I’m used to.

I run Firefox 3.0 myself, but my visits are not recorded on the stats.