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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I've been running Windows as a normal user since NT, and it may be tricky sometimes, some times it can be a real PITA, but there hasn't been too much I haven't been able to get working.

If someone were to describe such a thing but for Linux not Windows, you would be amongst the first to jump all over such an observation with a claim that Linux wasn't usable by average users.

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