View Full Version : Help for Linux users

January 15th, 2007, 05:08 PM

As a new user to Linux I have heard that Linux was a much more secure OS But I didn't know why that way. The link at the top of this post will explain why that is.

If you are new to Linux and want to know why this is you may want to vist this page.

Hope this will help.

January 15th, 2007, 05:40 PM
Aye, but it's important to take into account the popularity risks as well. If Linux swelled to the same level of mass deployment as Windows who knows how badly Linux would be affected by virus threats. Granted Unix is more secure but Virus writers are arseholes and don't care how ethical something is as long as they feel the l337 aspect of it.

Just my 2 Quid on the matter.

January 15th, 2007, 05:50 PM
It really doesn't matter how popular Linux becomes.

read, save, become root, give executable permissions, run.
You'd have to do all that for a Linux virus to do any real damage. In Windows click then boom