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Linux is Spoiling Me!!

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After reading an article about how tests have shown that antivirus solutions, in spite of their struggle to keep Windows systems protected, have fallen behind malware threats (MS Security Essentials among these)--and one company has actually fallen prey of hackers itself--, I realized that Linux is spoiling me.

Really, just about 18 months ago, such news would have caused a state of crisis followed by a detailed investigation of all possible AV solutions, even if mine was among the best rated.

Today, I just grin at the news because I don't even have an antivirus installed.

rest here

re: Spoiling me

Everytime I read one of these Windows is a malware magnet articles, I wonder WTF?

Are those people exceptionally unlucky? Are they running a pirated version of Windows OS so that it can't be updated? Are they too stupid to download one of several FREE anti-virus apps (4 of the free ones rank EXCELLENT in the test they quote). Is it just FUD from Linux Fanboys? Or what?

it's a combination

of ignorant (meaning they just don't know) and idiocy (they don't care to know or do anything about it it when they do).

I can set up a Windows machine from the start with anti-virus apps and other security tools as well as best practices and hardly ever have a problem with malware.

At the same time, I am awash and surrounded by countless, seemingly hundreds of people who fall into one of the two previously mentioned categories with endless and continuous tales of woe. Most of them pertaining to not using the tools and best practices.

Based on my own experience of repairing and maintaining windows systems over the past 15 years, I have no doubt in my mind that MS ships crippled systems to facilitate the the survival of their more lucrative business of licensing access to the source code and software to the many cottage industry players that provide 3rd party devices, software and services built around Windows.

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