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Thread: Bug #1: Microsoft has a majority market share

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    Bug #1

    Look what i found: https://launchpad.net/malone/bugs/1

    What if it get FIXED, and ubuntu gets plagued by viruses because of it's big market share?



    EDIT: Kinda funny bug to submit IMHO
    Last edited by SKLP; August 10th, 2005 at 12:10 AM.

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    Re: Bug #1: Microsoft has a majority market share

    It may well happen but inherently linux is more secure than window's anyway, since linux was designed to be networked and window's wasn't

    I seem to remember Bil Gate's once said "The Internet? Who would want that?"

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    Re: Bug #1: Microsoft has a majority market share

    GNU/Linux might be a LITTLE better in terms of secure design, but not much AFAIK.

    Even with SELinux etc, there will still be flaws.

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    Re: Bug #1: Microsoft has a majority market share

    I never said there weren't flaw's hell i've submitted a couple of bug's myself, but i meant from a networked point of view Linux will be more secure by literally design.

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    Re: Bug #1: Microsoft has a majority market share

    You can even mount your /usr-partition read-only. Try this in windows...

    Otherwise you can only hope that by switching to Linux, the awareness of 'security' being also a user thingy is awakened in the new Linux-users.

    This also involves that threads here like 'I want to be always root' are handled carefully.
    And because of this, those threads tend to get very long - sooner or later someone stumbles in and just says 'do a, b, c' without mentioning the dangers...
    ...and then the flaming begins (with Ubuntu not so much flaming )
    Last edited by Juergen; August 10th, 2005 at 12:01 AM.

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    Re: Bug #1: Microsoft has a majority market share

    Quote Originally Posted by N'Jal
    I never said there weren't flaw's hell i've submitted a couple of bug's myself, but i meant from a networked point of view Linux will be more secure by literally design.
    I meant network/security flaws.
    And i'm not saying GNU/Linux is not more secure than windows.
    I'm saying there will always be SOME flaws the virus/trojan/worm makers can exploit.
    And the bigger the market share the more people will try to write viruses for it.

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