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OS's and Browsers posted 15 April 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionOS's and Browsers by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I've read articles that speculate if Linux ever manages to make its way onto a majority of desktop computers there could be an increase in viruses and software exploits. That is probably the only bad thing about open source - everyone can see the code and look for ways to exploit it. Of course on the flip side decent-minded people can see the code as well and alert developers to any potential flaw in their kernel code.

Anyway, my point is that a lot of the flak Microsoft takes about all their critical patches is not entirely fair. They are just an easier target because people that use their software are the average computer user (read: idiot <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) -->) while users of Linux tend to keep their systems updated and patched and know enough not to click on shady file attachments. view post


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