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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Windows and Linux security
by troy.w.banther on Mon 21st Jul 2008 02:48 UTC
troy.w.banther
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2008-06-28

I would rather gnaw my fingers off than use Windows.

That being said. I've seen Windows machines that ran for years without getting a virus. These were ones that were never connected to the Internet an actual non-administrative account was used to log users on.

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