hi been using mint now for a month and i told my windows it friend ive switched to linux because its more safer. he said, 'linux is great for running a server
that's where the greatness ends.'
i said, 'linux improves its user expirence the more you know.' he said, 'yeah
that they do'
'if they had development funding like microsoft' 'they could make some nice gui stuff' i said, 'i like the safety factor' he said 'structurally it's no safer than windows' 'ever since vista
and 7 they use priveledge seperation
just like linux' 'you think open source makes it MORE secure?' 'you think it's difficult to write exploits and viruses in C?' 'esp when you have the os code available???
you know why there are more viruses for windows?' more users.
therefore more to exploit
malware and trojans are the biggest threat.'but people don't write malware and trojans for linux
because it would barely infect any systems
bc most ppl use windows
and most businesses use it
and financial institutions.'
'harder to crack?
no it isn't'
i said ,'windows doesnt use sudo. 'no, it has it's on equivalent' 'ok then
my "argument" is that there are more viruses for windows
bc people write malware and trojans for windows
because there are way more windows users
esp in enterprise environments
writing such things for linux/unix is incredibly easy
but is not typically done because there is no demand
post that and watch everyone agree w me.'
so what do you linux experts think?