You haven't tried hard enough then. All you have to do is to learn to use some of the unsafe habits Windows users have and you may pick up a virus soon enough.viking777 wrote:Their virus support.What are you most dissatisfied with in Linux Mint?
It is absolutely terrible. I have been using it for years and I haven't been able to pick up a single one.
E.g. A month or two ago, there was all that hype about a Linux-compatible trojan discovered in the Linux version of the Unreal IRC server...you see, if you download stuff from untrusted/unsecured sources, and install them without checking hash files at least, you're bound to eventually pick up something nasty. It's just that you'll get a virus much quicker in WIndows than in Linux with these sort of habits. And even if you don't get viruses, you always have to worry about potential bugs in software that you're using. If you regularly read through Ubuntu's security notices (somewhat similar to Microsoft's own security bulletins), you'll often see packages of various software patched for some serious things, e.g. denial of service attacks, privilege escalation, that sort of stuff. Linux's "virus support" isn't terrible, it's just that the average Linux user is a tad bit more savvy than their WIndows counterpart.