Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 9th May 2010 12:34 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Dear Ubuntu, for the last couple years life has been good. Every time I've shown you to a friend or family member, they've compared you to what they're familiar with--Windows XP or Vista, mostly--and by comparison you've looked brilliant. Yeah, your ugly brown color scheme was a bit off-putting at first, but once people saw how secure, simple, and reliable you were, the response was almost universally positive. But recently, things have changed ..."
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Do you know all those programs written for Windows? You know, "Run this to see XXX pics of Hanna Montana!" or "Install this to get holiday themed mouse cursors!"?

Those work on Linux when someone writes one for Linux. No Linux users run AV software to block those.

Sure, you can say no one bothers to write those for Linux, but that isn't the same thing as security.

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