Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Sat 19th Jul 2008 19:01 UTC, submitted by cypress
Linux Linux and UNIX-like operating systems in general are regarded as being more secure for the common user, in contrast with operating systems that have "Windows" as part of their name. Why is that? When entering a dispute on the subject with a Windows user, the most common argument he tries to feed me is that Windows is more widespread, and therefore, more vulnerable. Apart from amusing myths like "Linux is only for servers" or "does it have a word processor?", the issue of Linux desktop security is still seriously misunderstood.
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RE[4]: Wrong assumptions...
by netpython on Sun 20th Jul 2008 18:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wrong assumptions..."
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Opening up your machine to the outside with unneccessary services is your own fault and cannot be mitigated with simple privilege separation.

Does every user have to know?

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