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[4]: Wrong assumptions...
by luzr on Sun 20th Jul 2008 15:26 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wrong assumptions..."
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And anyway, if you had such a disgusting user in your system you could just not let him execute anything on his ~. Chances are he doesn't need to do that anyway.

AFAIK, this is not quite possible with current nixes - there are scripts in ~ by default.

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RE[5]: Wrong assumptions...
by Redeeman on Sun 20th Jul 2008 21:52 in reply to "RE[4]: Wrong assumptions..."
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you can easily run with /home as noexec.

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