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]: Wrong assumptions...
by rtfa on Mon 21st Jul 2008 08:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Wrong assumptions..."
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And they have to try and set the execute bit on that script before it can run unlike windows which will run anything as long as its got the correct file extension.

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