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LinuxInsider: Linux Security: A Big Edge Over Windows

Dec 18, 2006, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"As consumers experiment with the Linux operating system and consider switching from Windows, the first carryover they expect to find is applications for virus and spyware protection. However, few exist because Linux does not need them.

"Nearly all Linux distributions bundle a firewall package, but they don't include other intrusion protection software.

"That does not mean that Linux users are completely worry free about the security concerns of Windows and Mac platform users. However, the risk level from e-mail attachments, viruses and worms is practically nil..."

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