Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th Feb 2006 17:10 UTC
Features, Office One of the biggest reasons for many people to switch to a UNIX desktop, away from Windows, is security. It is fairly common knowledge that UNIX-like systems are more secure than Windows. Whether this is true or not will not be up for debate in this short editorial; I will simply assume UNIX-like systems are more secure, for the sake of argument. However, how much is that increased security really worth for an average home user, when you break it down? According to me, fairly little. Here's why.
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by Barnabyh on Mon 6th Feb 2006 21:15 UTC
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Please let's not forget -although this is clearly a highly controversial article- that he was trying to make a point about the average home user (whatever that is).
My guess is he had people in mind who just expect their machine to work, not people capable of much sysadmin.Then again they probably could not keep their Win clean either as they still confuse AV and firewall and click on about anything.
I agree with an above post that even then the Unix security model would be protecting them better. So when finally will PC World start selling Linux pre-installed and get people of to the right start?
Without interest on the user's part to educate themselves nothing is 100% secure, and even then...

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