posted on Jun, 23 2011 @ 09:03 AM
After scanning thru this thread quickly, I noticed a few things I'd like to comment on:
1) you CAN get viruses / trojans / malware on ANY operating system, including Linux - Windows is just targeted the most because the majority of people
on the planet use it.
If you look, you CAN download and install antiviruses for Linux, such as Clam, AVG, and Free Agent.
2) I liked the analogy comparing Windows to BSOD and Linux to "titanium spacecraft" or whatever it was, however; keep in mind that any armor will
deteriorate over time - in English, you need to keep ANY operating system regularly updated and patched to maintain stability.
3) Now that I'm 30 years old, it's funny looking back on computers. Myself an others of my generation are still "used to" working with systems
that had around 8 - 16 MEGAbytes of RAM; it really was NOT that long ago - you're talking less than 20 years ago... These days kids get on their
computers with 4 GIGS+ of RAM and think they can run 100's of different programs at the same time. While the fact is you CAN do a whole lot more
these days than we ever could back then, each individual application needs it own specific amount of processing and memory; if you try to do too much
at a time, your system can easily overload, overheat, and shut down.