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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Hmm, I think that "downgrading" own account from administrator to limited is not the correct way to go, and actually agree that you shouldn't be able to do it.

The simple answer to your predicament is logon as Administrator, change your account from administrator to limited, and then you will only have Administrator and your account (as limited) to log on. I've done that tens of times.

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