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With open source you usually have very quick fixes for security vulnerabilities. Say if you work for a company and they use X application. You, or someone else finds X application has a security vulnerability, you write a patch to fix it, and submit it back to the maintainers of the application. The application is patched and everyone is happy. With closed source, someone exploits the vulnerability, you tell the company that made the application, and then wait a while for them to fix it. Open source > Closed source.
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I am running Vista x64. I ran Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, and XP Professional in the past.

I have never ran into any serious issues in terms of virus's / trojans / worms. Not once.

It is my belief that all major OS's are fairly secure and completely vulnerable at the same time. If a skilled "hacker" wants to get into your system, they will. But how many of these James Bond hackers are sitting around waiting to steal my paypal account?

I think the primary threat to computers is not the OS. It is the user of the OS. I have had no issues with any of my Microsoft operating systems. However, I can name hundreds of people that I know that can fill their system with virus's / trojan / worms in a week.

The security of your system is in the hands of the user. There is nothing MS or Linux can do to save you from yourself.

If you use common sense you will not been plagued by security issues, no matter what OS you run. If you download every song off of Limewire that ever existed, then your system will be full of every keylogger in existence.

Linux experiences less "assumed" vulnerabilities because its user-base is exclusively tech-savy. Windows on the other hand has a user base that ranged from Grandma to an IT professional.
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Ya, really happy with Vista, it cost me 10 hours of what I think would be unecessary troubleshooting to get Windows Mobile Center and Battlefield 2142 work, but now it's a breeze!
    
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
The security of your system is in the hands of the user. There is nothing MS or Linux can do to save you from yourself.

If you use common sense you will not been plagued by security issues, no matter what OS you run. If you download every song off of Limewire that ever existed, then your system will be full of every keylogger in existence.

Linux experiences less "assumed" vulnerabilities because its user-base is exclusively tech-savy. Windows on the other hand has a user base that ranged from Grandma to an IT professional.
I challenge you to install Linux an get a virus on it, seriously do it. Don't set up a firewall download as much music and porn off of Limewire, eDonkey and do absolutely every thing wrong, seriously do it.
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I challenge you to install Linux an get a virus on it, seriously do it. Don't set up a firewall download as much music and porn off of Limewire, eDonkey and do absolutely every thing wrong, seriously do it.
Well but if someone did absolutely everything wrong then they would be using the root account, and would be unknowingly writing malicious code to destroy their computer. lol.
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Well but if someone did absolutely everything wrong then they would be using the root account, and would be unknowingly writing malicious code to destroy their computer. lol.
I've ran under root for a month as a test. Nothing happened.
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Don't browse pr0n and you'll be safe.
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I don't think he is going to do it.
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What they say means nothing. Marketing is all it is. This shouldn't even be a discussion.
Exactly. I really couldn't have said it better myself.

Microsoft: "Vista more secure than Linux"
Apple: "Safari is the fastest"
Don Norman: "Waxed cars are faster"

All lies, and they expect you to believe them because they are the OMGBBQ corporations who would never lie and are so professional and official.
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Neat, thanks for the post.
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