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[2]: Windows vs. Linux
by rtfa on Mon 21st Jul 2008 07:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Windows vs. Linux"
rtfa
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YOu forgot this very important one

3) Windows executes a file based on its file extension and is therefore immediately executable. Unix files have to be made executable. UAC in Vista may make the user think about it but its still a big big design flaw having a file executable based on its file extension.

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