Viruses are less of a threat on Linux. The very way a Linux system is designed makes it very difficult for a virus to function as it does in Windows. This also applies to spyware, malware, etc. The fact that almost no viruses are written for Linux also adds a nicer sense of warmth. Wouldn’t be nice to read the almost endless stream of security holes in Windows and know it does not apply to you?
Basically, you don't need to care about the security. As long as you have an up-to-date system, it is 100% safe. No need for installing, additional firewalls, antivirus, antispyware (etc) software.
Who is using Ubuntu?
Check out who and why is using Ubuntu Linux. Read the stories below.
Anzan Hoshin, Zen Buddhist Abbot, http://www.wwzc.org
In January of 2007 we began moving the monastery LAN of some 25 computers to OSS programs and intensified long-standing research into a dependable Linux environment. With Debian as its foundation, and Ubuntu's strong community support and commitment to making IT as available to as many people around the world as is possible, its ease of use and customization, Ubuntu was the best and obvious choice.
Winael, Support IT
In 2006, I decided to test the Cube Desktop in Beryl, and so I install my first Linux system, that was Mandriva. Unfornately, I was totaly lost, and no access to the Community.
After that I heard about Ubuntu. I decided to test it... and it didn't work because of my ATI graphic card.
I post a thread on the French forum of Ubuntu (http://www.ubuntu-fr.org) and in 40 minuts somebody help me.
The French Community is very active, and the Wiki is so good.
And The distribution is so easy to use. That's why I installed Ubuntu on all my computer. I become an Ubuntu addict. I update my Ubuntu to the news Alpha 5 for each version since Gutsy Gibbon :p. I joined recently the Ubuntu-party-Paris team.
That's all Folks !!!
Tim, Software Developer
8 years ago one of the geekier than me guys at school threw a disc at me labeled slackware, I had no idea what it was but after some initial research i decided to try it. Gave it up after half an hour cause it was so crap. A couple of years later I came across Redhat (at about Redhat 6) and decided to give it a go, I couldn't believe how much it had improved, and yet it still couldn't do what I wanted.
Still i tested each release until it became fedora core, which is when I made the change almost completely. I kept windows just for my games. I have of late moved to Ubuntu and am making some good contributions in the improvement and development of Ubuntu.
And thankfully, recent versions of wine are capable of playing the windows games I liked, so now its out the door with Windows altogether as I get better performance out of the games under Ubuntu using wine than I ever did with Vista.
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