Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Nov 2007 21:22 UTC, submitted by irbis
Window Managers "Linux has proven amazingly flexible: after nearly 10 years of use, I'm still impressed by how the Linux operating system does exactly what I want on any type of hardware. Desktop customization is no exception; from the ultra-modern KDE and GNOME window managers to with the likes of Fluxbox and AfterStep, there's a Linux desktop to suit everyone."
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RE[4]: wm for a server?
by autumnlover on Tue 20th Nov 2007 14:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: wm for a server?"
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How so? Do you perhaps mean that it is a myth that there are Linux viruses in the wild? All of the malware & virsues out there are actually for for Windows, not for Linux or Mac.

No. There ARE viruses and online threats on Linux (and even more of them for Mac, which is UNIX-based system after all). You wrote that using Linux alone protects me from viruses, which I consider a myth.

If Linux itself is a virus- and threat-free environment, then why there are so many security patches and updates for any supported distribution ?

Exactly what "missing applications" did you have in mind?

Last time I tried - to use Flash I have to install 32bit browser in 64bit environment:

Other programs I have in mind: Adobe Acrobat, Avast Antivirus, ClamAV

Not on the Windows install CD, there isn't. Not from Microsoft, even after install. Oh, and you cannot get rid of the insecure, non-standard browser that IS installed, either.

Even when I create complete set of Ubuntu repos (4 DVDs and 1 CD) there still will be no Opera'a .deb on those. So situation is exactly the same as in Windows.

And for "usecure, non-standard browser" - there is no obligation to use it for browsing, even to leave it unblocked on firewall.

Registration is required on Windows YES!

You confused registration and activation. I can be anonymous user of properly licensed Windows, just like any non-commercial Linux distribution.

Outlook express comes with a Windows install.

Same as IE - there is no obligation to use it, and to leave it unblocked on firewall.

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