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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RE[2]: Yeah But... How long before
by -oblio- on Sun 20th Jul 2008 13:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Yeah But... How long before"
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Dude, Ubuntu's sudo requires a password - the user's password - before doing anything.

Have you ever used Ubuntu, as the posters before me would say? ;)

# Uncomment to allow members of group sudo to not need a password

As you can see, it's commented out, so by default it DOES require a password.

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