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.
Mike Ness, Sales / Computer Enthusiast
I have a Dell Dimension 8100 that I purchased back in 2000. I came pre-installed with Windows ME which is quite possibly the worst and least supported release from Microsoft. After 7 years of fighting that OS it finally crashed. I ended up wiping the drive and reinstalling ME. Even after the installation the system would only run a couple of hours before it would lock up forcing me to pull the plug to restart the system. I finally got tired of that and looked toward Linux.
I'd been reading about Ubuntu for three or four months but was always hesitant to install it. I finally got up the courage to try the Live CD. I was amazed that everything work immediately. I decided to take the plunge and install it on the HD. I took me two days to prepare the system by doing defrags, back-up's, burning CD's, and just reading everything I could find in case I encountered a problem. My fears were completely unfounded. The install went flawlessly. Within 45 minutes I was up and running.
Ubuntu breathed new life into my old, old computer. The computer seems to have the old snap that it use to have when it was new. It's rock solid stable. I go weeks without having to reboot, and then I'm probably only doing it from force of habit. I've never had the computer lock up or freeze on me yet. With Ubuntu, computing is how I remembered it to be. Fun and interesting.
I'm planing on purchase a new computer within the next few months and Ubuntu will be the only OS installed on that system. I couldn't be happier in having made the switch.
Timothy Guo, Student
I started to use Ubuntu from last crash of Windows Vista 10 months ago. Ubuntu can do all the Windows does and many others that Windows doesn't. With Ubuntu, I use my laptop, not maintain my laptop. I never need to clean my disk, defrag, update the antivirus software, and reboot endlessly after update. Now, every time others ask me to help them reinstall Windows, I recommend them Ubuntu.
As a student studying computer sci & tech, Ubuntu provides me everything I need - the development tools, lots of free documents, the stable OS and many other programs with source code.
Justin, High School Student/IT tech
So my buddy told me that there was this thing out there called Ubuntu Linux. I was like okay cool. I got a CD and put it on my system in a dual boot environment, but I didn't really use it all that much. Then I met a guy named Joseph who was a Linux genius. He ran a weekly Linux/Open Source Software User Group. I have been attending since about March, and have been using Ubuntu since 8.10, Intrepid Ibex. I LOVE Jaunty's boot speed, and am counting down the release date for the Karmic Koala (which will ship with ext4 and Gnome 3). I use 100% Ubuntu and open source software now, and it works! Anything you can do in Windows, you can do in Ubuntu. (and if you can't, Ubuntu is open source. You can legally alter and redistribute it!)
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