__/ [ Drakazz ] on Tuesday 09 May 2006 22:58 \__
> GNU/Linux is not somehow protecting you from viruses. It's just the
> thing that Windows is used more and people who are unfamiliar with
> computers will fail due their lack of knowledge about computers, which
> usually causes them to accidentaly download viruses etc.
> There are viruses on UNIXes too, but they are not that well known.
I partially disagree with the part where you argue that "GNU/Linux is not
somehow protecting you from viruses". While it does not actively
/protecting/ the user from viruses, it protects the user from his/herself
by making it harder for unauthorised code (e.g. viruses) to penetrate the
system. The click-to-execute approach, for example, is too lenient. I
could say much more on that.
> Anyway, Gnu/Linux OSes are really great, and I think that Ubuntu is a
> good choice for a beginner as you don't need a lot of time to actually
> start off ;)
> I like Ubuntu but use Gentoo Gnu/Linux myself.
I fully agree. *smile*
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