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Re: Who's Afraid of Linux Malware?
Posted by Llewen on 2013-08-23 10:01:18
In reply to Katherine Noyes
I'm a huge Linux fan. I've run Linux servers for years, and I used to believe that Linux was an inherently more secure OS than Windows. Of course for years people who are into Microsoft's products have said that the only reason Linux had so few issues with malware was due to the fact that it had such a small market share in comparison.

I still think the Linux kernel and core apps, especially those with an enterprise orientation, are more secure than their Windows equivalents, but when you move from the command line to a gui all bets are off. What has happened with the Android OS has proven the supporters of Windows doomsayers to be at least partly right.

What has happened with Android should be a huge wake up call. There truly is no such thing as an invincible OS. It doesn't matter whether the development model is open or closed source, both have their security advantages and disadvantages. The price of freedom truly is eternal vigilance, and this applies to computing as much as it does to anything.




 * Topic  Author  Date
Re: Who's Afraid of Linux Malware?  Katherine Noyes  2013-08-19 17:31:06
Re: Who's Afraid of Linux Malware?  Llewen  2013-08-23 10:01:18
Re: Who's Afraid of Linux Malware?  cirrus  2013-08-20 16:49:22
Re: Who's Afraid of Linux Malware?  kibert  2013-08-19 17:50:03
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