Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 7th Dec 2007 06:34 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Many people are looking to Ubuntu to be something that it is not: A mass market ready operating system designed to work with the same level of compatibility as Microsoft Windows. Where people get confused is in believing that if Ubuntu, king of the Linux distros, is not able to take the marketplace by storm, then something must be broken with desktop Linux. In this article, I'll explain what it will take to dethrone the mighty Ubuntu and gain a market share so large that it will eclipse anything seen by Ubuntu to date." More here.
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RE[3]: Linux on the Desktop
by wirespot on Sat 8th Dec 2007 06:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Linux on the Desktop"
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sorry, he actually WILL still get the hundreds of spyware/malware while surfing...They just will not run.

You've made not one but two grave errors here.

First, what you said is simply wrong. No, as a Linux user I don't get any kind of malware, from anywhere. My system is clean. It's not like the malware executables get on my HDD but they won't run, I don't get any stuff I don't want period.

Your second error has to do with a very dumb and outdated concept of what security is supposed to be about. Sadly, you are not alone. Most of the companies selling you security for Windows share your point of view. That point is that it's normal for malware to enter the system and that efforts should be made to contain it after that happens. I'm sorry but that's extremely stupid.

I much prefer the Linux or Mac OS X method, which says "malware doesn't enter, period". Isn't that much simpler? Why bother to track thousands of pieces of malware, dozens appearing every day, when you can simply make sure nothing gets in and be done with it?

Why do you think Macs and Linux are so secure? By dumb luck? No. They're secure because they're designed to be secure. They haven't approached security saying "I'll just let everything in my system and see what I can salvage later."

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RE[4]: Linux on the Desktop
by raver31 on Sat 8th Dec 2007 08:59 in reply to "RE[3]: Linux on the Desktop"
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I see you had your sarcasm detector switched off

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RE[5]: Linux on the Desktop
by wirespot on Sat 8th Dec 2007 16:02 in reply to "RE[4]: Linux on the Desktop"
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If it was sarcasm then it went right over my head. Please use a smiley or a tag next time. ;)

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