“As the Blaster virus was poised to crash computers and clog networks around the globe, Dillard High School already had matters under control. But it wasn’t corporate engineers, private vendors or school district staff safeguarding more than 350 workstations and servers on campus. Students were — just two of them,” Marci Richardson reports for The Sun-Sentinel from Broward County, FL.
Richardson then goes on to describe the yeomanlike erroft performed by the students to save the high school’s Windows PCs.
“In all, the school has eight servers and about 360 virus-susceptible laptops and PCs. Although most of the school’s computers are Macintosh and not affected by the worm, every server and computer with certain Windows operating systems had to have the patches installed,” Richardson reports.
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MacDailyNews Take: To any superintendent considering moving from Macs to PCs in their districts, consider your decision carefully.
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