Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
For all those who thinks that I’m a Microsoft-hater-cum-activist, well, I’m not. I just don’t agree with Microsoft’s monopolistic policies on user choices.
1. Ubuntu Linux has fewer security issues and viruses
Ubuntu Linux is created based on Open Source concept of code-sharing and the source code is available to anyone who understands. Thus, any security issue encountered can be fixed withing 48 hours or less. I don’t mean to say that Ubuntu does not have security issues, but compared to Windows OS, Ubuntu has a faster turnaround.
As of 2008, there are less than 1000 known viruses that infects GNU/Linux operating systems. Compared to Windows operating system which has more than 74,000 viruses. Though the threat is real on GNU/Linux, rest assured that the Open Source community are taking no chances.
2. Ubuntu Linux can be installed on low-end systems