Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Which operating system is the most secure? Windows, Linux or Mac? Jim Kukral, creator of http://www.InfectMyPC.com is going to find out by pitting two PC's and a Macintosh computer against each other in the ultimate battle to see which one will survive the longest under deliberate attacks from spam, viruses and spyware.
One PC will use Linux while the other will run Microsoft Windows. The Macintosh will use OS10. The challenge will be blogged daily at http://www.DiaryofDestruction.com where readers will be encouraged to suggest malware programs to install, as well as send in email viruses and spam to try and disable each machine. All machines will be data wiped and donated to a charity at the end of the experiment.
"Spam, viruses and spyware are a part of everyone's life online now," said Jim Kukral, site owner and internet marketing expert. "The average user is exposed to more and more hostile viruses and malware every day. Most people have no idea what's out there, lurking around in their hard drive and infecting their computer, and sometimes even stealing their private information like bank account codes and passwords. It's frightening to say the least."
"The point is, the average person doesn't have all the information they need, but this test will help them decide."