Cyber Cynic: "Recently Dell did something amazing. The Austin, TX computer giant admitted on one of their Web pages that "Ubuntu [Linux] is safer than Microsoft Windows." (PDF Link) But, now Dell has backed off to the far more generic "Ubuntu is secure"."
Linux is often considered as a geeky OS when compared to Windows and Mac OS X, however, over the past few years it has become much more easier to use and almost emulates a desktop environment which is similar to Windows and Mac.There are several popular Linux Distros like Ubuntu, Fedora, JoliCloud, Linux Mint and more which are now widely used by people.
Microsoft Windows users might have heard that Linux systems are safer, but it's hard to demonstrate this fact, unless you happened to get some malware from Yahoo. According to a gizmodo.com rapport, users from several parts of Europe, including the UK and France, have been infected with malware through one of the ads. Yahoo removed the problem, but a lot of people were affected.
I'm having to get a copy of Windows XP from the nether regions of the net and want to run it through a virtualbox. Would that be safer as to a WINE installation? Safer as in "not possible to get any infections?"
Any help is appreciated.
(The only reason I'm getting a copy off the net is because I can't find my old copy of the XP disc - that's why I'm going this route)
Since I am responsible for checking some security reports for some kids
that use a windows computer with Microsoft family safety installed
that is located at the home of a family member that is not so tech savvy
and quite dyslexic.
I need to be able to log in to the family safety website from within Linux.
I have the Hotmail account that is coupled with that to relay the messages
to my Gmail that
Most people argue that Linux are safer because generally you don't log with root privilegesso a virus can't do much damage(or damage at all)Can't the same concept be applied in Windows as well, since there is the option of "Standard Accounts".So wouldn't windows be as secure as Linux?