Re: Linux or OSX?

From: Ashley Pride (
Date: 04/12/05

  • Next message: Roger Merriman: "Re: Linux or OSX?"
    Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 10:36:58 +0100

    McDLT wrote:

    > Well I'm not a noob to computers. I am a software developer and built the computer I'm
    > typing on right now. I use firefox on windows but you are fooling yourself if you think
    > that will stop virus's. I'm also not a noob to computer fraud as I had over $20,000 stolen
    > from my Ameritrade account because a trojan keylogger got on my system at work.

    Out of interest how did the trojan get onto the system?

    > I admit I am a noob to installing linux but it is certainly not beyond my capabilities. I
    > am leaning towards a Mac because it would be much easier to get set up. But if the virus
    > makers are gunning for OSX now I'd rather go for a linux solution. I'm just trying to
    > minimize the risk as much as possible.

    The security of either is dependent on how secure you make it and how
    often you patch etc. ie. the security of either Linux vs Macs is a mute
    point. Go for whicever you prefer. (i'm guessing a mac)


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