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Dell Back-Tracks on Linux Being Safer Than Windows
on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 16:14 UTC, submitted by
takes note of some interesting changes Dell made to the Linux page we
linked to last week
. They watered down some of their pro-Linux claims, but not as far as you might think.
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on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 22:26 UTC
Besides, at the Internet server level, Linux is already as popular as Windows. Google, Yahoo, Facebook, all the top Internet sites, except the ones owned by Microsoft, run Linux. If a hacker really wanted to score big, would you want to crack some guy running Windows 7 or Google?
The problem with this logic is that the person running the server is a lot less likely to be on some random P2P network, downloading all kinds of pr0n and warez onto the machine running the server.
You see, it's a lot easier to attack someone who is actively running your malware on a machine with no anti-virus or spyware protection, without any prodding on your part.
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