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[5]: wm for a server?
by Soulbender on Tue 20th Nov 2007 15:45 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: wm for a server?"
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You wrote that using Linux alone protects me from viruses, which I consider a myth


It's not a myth. In practice using Linux considerably lowers the changes of your computer becoming infected with a virus. The chances aren't zero but pretty close.
Now, whether this is due to Linux being inherently more secure or due it not having as many users is a different issue.

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


You are confusing security patches with the actual presence of virus. The fact that software has bugs does not lead to the automatic existence of virus exploiting said bugs.
Not that there arent any virus for Linux but the amount of virus for Windows is massively larger.

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