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[quote=Yogi] [quote=JujuLand] I definitively think that Windows is a shit, and if I'm not really happy of the forced selling which is illegally made by Microsoft (it's illegal in France, but authorities curiously don't do anything against it), but for sure the Windows monopole protects Linux users against viruses, and I'm happy for this. A+[/quote] Fully agree about the 'illegal' forced selling of the M$ OS! Same picture here in Germany like probably in most other parts of the world as well. It's mainly a matter of political considerations and big money of course. Nevertheless there might be a few objective reasons as well for the popularity of Windows like ease of use and best hardware support. Whilst some UNIX based OSs have became more and more user friendly over the years hardware support problems might still exist. [quote=slayer] Most people are using Windows, that reflects to have more viruses. But it just depends how well you know your PC, I'm not running an anti-virus at the moment, and I never did (not enough free ram for me). But I have a firewall software enabled.[/quote] Very true but not the whole true as you pointed out yourself. I'm using w2k for several years without any AV, FW or any other security software. There is no site I would hesitate to visit or 'interesting' file I would hesitate to download (which doesn't mean that I would also blindly execute simultaneously). On top of all this I'm running the system with root privileges (I recommand insistently everybody not doing the same) and still no infection during all this years. My point is that with some basic knowledge the OS can be configured quite secure. I wouldn't consider problematic packaged things like ActiveX or even IE delivered with Windows to be a vital part of the OS. It's up to the user how he will deal with such bundled software. [quote=JujuLand] I think of Ubuntu :cool:, but somebody has perhaps other ideas ... A+[/quote] For starters [url=http://www.kanotix.com/changelang-eng.html]Kanotix[/url] might be of some interest as well. Besides the Kanotix LIVE-CD (like other LIVE-CDs as well) can be used as a rescue CD for Windows systems. E.g in some cases it can be very useful to save precious data from a Windows system you can't even boot anymore.[/quote]
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