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On 9/5/06, Timothy Murphy <tim birdsnest maths tcd ie> wrote:
Tod Merley wrote:

> It is my hope that we detach our feelings about our OSs and attend to
> their need for security.


### THE FOLLOWING IS NOT MINE!!!! ####

>From my experience, the probability of a Linux system being compromised
is almost negligible compared with the same for a Windows system.


###########################

This may be, as you suggest, because hackers target Windows systems.
But that doesn't alter the fact that Linux systems are much safer
in the real world.


Is that really true??  How do we know?? "Bot" makers love this
attitude!  It keeps them alive!!!

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