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there is proof. Also linux isn't more secure it's just that there is not a constant threat.
There are about 60,000 viruses known for Windows, 40 or so for the Macintosh, about 5 for commercial Unix versions, and perhaps 40 for Linux. Most of the Windows viruses are not important, but many hundreds have caused widespread damage. Two or three of the Macintosh viruses were widespread enough to be of importance. None of the Unix or Linux viruses became widespread - most were confined to the laboratory."
Microsoft does have holes, but that makes it more complex. That's why people don't like it as much. People are lazy. They don't like to do stuff where they have to learn.
Also, don't tell me how to post.
LEARN TO DO STUFF!!!! ITS GOOD FOR YOU!!!!
Posted by CAConrad0825
It's not that any other product is more secure it's just that there are more people out there using microsoft so then the blackhats try to break through it rather than linux or Apple OS.
Posted by cryptorsa1001
That is the most random crap that i have heard. Document ur theories or don't post. Linux is Inherently more secure than Microsoft. Quit posting crap!!!!
Document ur theories or don't post
Linux is Inherently more secure than Microsoft.
SPIEGEL: But your small competitor Apple, for example, is much less frequently a victim of virus attacks ...
Gates: ... put so sweepingly, that is not correct. Of course we are the largest target, simply because we have the most widely disseminated system. But it affects others in exactly the same way. Linux is, in many respects, even more significantly affected.
SPIEGEL: In a few hours a Windows virus can travel across the world like an epidemic...
Gates: ... above all because of our global popularity. But we know that. And we must apply still more time and money to it. However, spam or data theft are not questions of the operating system. For this, you also need laws and global standards.
SPIEGEL: Once again: Windows is the most vulnerable.
Gates: ...You could look at that in many ways. The speed with which, for example, the Linux community reacts to problems is not especially high -- that's because this system, unlike ours, simply does not keep thousands of people on standby to deal with problems. In this respect, a commercially distributed operating system also has decisive benefits. Sweeping judgments don't help because we all have to take the problems seriously. Even Linux developers know that there is no miracle cure in Linuxland. They, too, must continue to work and continue to make progress.
Originally posted by CAConrad0825
Just out of curiosity, i have seen some screen shots of the "new windows" and it looks pretty similar to a few linux distos i have seen. What is the word on the street about it's security and stability?
Posted by CAConrad0825
Just out of curiosity, i have seen some screen shots of the "new windows" and it looks pretty similar to a few linux distos i have seen. What is the word on the street about it's security and stability