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.
Jamie, Professional Magician - Speaker - Freelance IT and computer assistance guy.
I've been using Macs since 1986. I have used them for all aspects of my business as an entertainer and speaker. In recent years I've begun repairing and refurbishing Macs for myself and others. As a result of that I have begun helping folks in the wide wasteland of Windows with some of their issues as well...LOL.
I stumbled upon Ubuntu and I'm enamoured with it. I'll never leave my reliable and capable Mac, however the new frontier and user friendly nature of this Linux distro is simply amazing!!!!
Real computing power for anyone and all for no cash and a little learning curve (very little). I have discovered that the long debate over Mac v. Windows is largely that most folks don't know anything about their OS just a bit about their most used apps (office, IE etc..)
SO I say try it out and explore. Ubuntu will unleash and older machines power and give you all you need to work and play and create on a digital platform.
Vadim P., Student
Gave it a try in the summer of 2007, and for me, it was simply better than Windows. Still sticking with it almost a year later, and am quite happy - in the few times that I have to use Windows I actually find it to be less user-friendly, stable, and as nice as Ubuntu.
Frank Malina, Professional web developer
Ubuntu is my favourite work desktop environment and server arrangement. Installation is a breeze, no maintenance needed and the debian apt-get software packaging system is cunning.
Frank, web developer @ http://vizualbod.com
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