Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on January 28, 2005 12:54 AM
I think part of the Linux movement is about teaching people how computers work. Let's face it, you still have to get your hands dirty to run Linux. The education of users will help reduce the propagation of viruses.
I'd also argue that the Unix way leads to more secure apps than Windows, but of course there will always be exploitable bugs in any large piece of software.
But then, what commonality would you use to attack every desktop Linux box? Evolution, KMail, Thunderbird..? We're far less homogenous.