"One of the main reasons people move from Windows to Linux is
the promise of greater security from malware on the Internet.
Everyone knows you need to add extra security to try to keep a
Windows desktop safe, but what do you have to do to accomplish the
same thing on Linux? To answer that question, we asked a number of
well-known Linux kernel hackers and a security expert for their
thoughts on the matter.
"Ted Ts'o, Linux hacker extraordinaire, and an IBM employee
whose latest assignment is heading up platform strategy at the
Linux Foundation, has been running Linux on his desktop without a
firewall for years. He says he knows more about networking and
Linux platform security than the typical user, so he feels safe
even without a firewall..."