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    Which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?

    I really want to know which OS is better and the best in terms of Security, as cyber crime and all these stuffs getting higher I want to be sure which OS will be the better in Security and then use it, so can you tell me which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?



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    patel.rushabh8 Array
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    Re: Which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?

    linux provide better security than windows ... because..
    1. Privileges
    2. Social Engineering
    3. The Monoculture Effect
    4. Audience Size

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    Re: Which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?

    In my view both are secured. Many said that Windows is not so Secured to Linux. But main reason why Windows is highly attacked by Hackers or viruses is that it is more popular in the recent days when compared to Linux. It interacts with the User in every Suspicion.

    But Linux is some what Better in terms of Security as Linux provides Security in Multi User Paradigm but Windows give in terms of Single User Paradigm.

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    Re: Which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?

    Both of these are vulnerable to virus attacks, specially windows.
    If you want OS for better security , then it iOS or Apple Mac, you dont even need any anti virus for these operating systems.
    But still if you are using Windows, install some good Anti virus programs , & update it regularly , then it works better.

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    Re: Which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?

    Hello Friend,

    Any day Linux is better than Windows in terms of security.Now you'll be wondering what's so special in Linux that it is more secure,the answer is quiet simple.In Windows, users are generally given administrator access by default, which means they have access to everything on the system even the viruses.While Linux, on the other hand, do not provide such "root" privileges to users rather, they're typically given lower-level accounts which means that the viruses won't have the root access at any instance to do damage system wide.Moreover being of open source nature it gets monitored more frequently than windows and get more updates.

    Hope It Helps!

    Thanks and visit again.

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    Re: Which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?

    Hello,
    If you want a secure OS
    Than Linux is the most secure OS in the world.
    But there are many drawbacks of the Linux system.
    It is not as user friendly as the windows OS and there are limited applications which can be run on Linux.

    Regards
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    Re: Which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?

    I think linux is better than window .
    becoz many have problem with old files and folder , virus , software and etc.
    so thas y linux is better than window.

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    Re: Which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?

    Hii my friend...if you comapre linux with windows in terms of security, then definately linux is more secure than windows..

    1-One of the biggest advantages in terms of security for Linux lies in its huge, highly-skilled and diligent community.

    2-That is not to say, however, that Linux is invulnerable. It is indeed facing an increase in threats as it gains popularity. Yet, there is a limited set of security solutions available. The number of vulnerabilities requiring patches is growing, too.

    3-Linux systems are by no means infallible, but one of their key advantages lies in the way account privileges are assigned. In Windows, users are generally given administrator access by default, which means they pretty much have access to everything on the system, even its most crucial parts. So, then, do viruses. It's like giving terrorists high-level government positions.
    4- most Linux users don't have root access, however, it's much harder to accomplish any real damage on a Linux system by getting them to do something foolish. Before any real damage could occur, a Linux user would have to read the e-mail, save the attachment, give it executable permissions and then run the executable.

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    Re: Which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?

    Hello Friend,

    As compared to Windows in case of security issues, Linux is much better. There are so many reasons which makes it best. Some of those are listed below:

    1. Privileges

    2. Better Constraints can be applied

    3. The Monoculture Effect

    4. Linux is Invulnerable

    5. Audience Size.

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    Re: Which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?

    Hi Friend ,

    > Microsoft Windows are most vulnerable to virus attacks and malware

    In case of Linux they are invulnerable to these attacks . So you don't need any software like antivirus .

    > In Windows administrator has given rights to access all files of windows which may result in virus attacks

    In Linux user does not have privileges

    > Linux has monoculture effect i.e. it can be run in any architecture .


    So , Linux has better security as compared to Microsoft windows

    THANKS!!

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    Re: Which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?

    In terms of Security, Linux is better than Windows.
    Linux provides security in Multi-user Paradigm while Windows provide security in Single-User Paradigm.

    But the main demerit of Linux is that, it is not user-friendly.
    That means, user will take time to become professional user in Linux.

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    Re: Which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I really want to know which OS is better and the best in terms of Security, as cyber crime and all these stuffs getting higher I want to be sure which OS will be the better in Security and then use it, so can you tell me which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?
    HELLO DEAR,

    YES, Linux is better then window operating system this is due to the fact that it has a lot of features then any other operating system has.


    >> The compatibility of linux is more useful rather then other windows because the security of linux is very high, it protected all your system from virus attacks.

    >> More of business or you can say professional companies proffer the linux to use.

    >> Linux is useful because it is virus free virus can not affect the data of yours.

    SO DEAR IT SUGGEST YOU TO USE LINUX THEN WINDOW OPERATING SYSTEM.

    THANKS,
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    Re: Which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?

    Hi friend
    Linux is better OS when compared to Windows in terms of security because Linux cant be attacked by any Malware and cant be hacked
    virus is not supported in Linux

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    Red face Re: Which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?

    HELLO FRIEND,
    LINUX IS BETTER THEN WINDOWS.THIS LINK SHOW ALL THE INFO ABOUT LINUX AND WINDOWS:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LINUX

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    Re: Which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?

    hiiiii..

    if we compare Linux and Windows then LINUX is a better OS . LINUX is also better in terms of :

    1.reliability
    2.scalability
    3.Total cost of ownership

    thank uu


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    Re: Which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?

    Hey

    If you compare windows and linux ,then both of them are vulnerable towards malware and attacks.

    Though linux holds an edge over windows. Windows is very poor when it comes to security.

    But for me go for ios or wait for the new windows 8 may be this issue will get solved in it.

    For your question linux is better in security but for other things likes User interface and ease of use and complexity windows winds hands down.

    Linux is very complicated.

    Thanks

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    Re: Which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?

    Hi...

    This is easy to select for OS is beater

    The following steps

    ...>when compare windows is easy to install linux
    ...>linux is better security to windows
    ..>windows easy to operate for linux
    ..>windows work GUI but linux work command prompt
    ...>windoes easy to undstand but linux tipicaly

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    Re: Which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?


    hy friends,
    @ my dear if you want to take batter than please go to the Linux

    @ because it is more protection than the window

    @ its have a strength to fail the every attack of the virus

    @ if you want to take my advise than please go for the linux

    happy 2 help /

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    Re: Which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?

    In linux and windows operating systems both are good.My suggestion is linux is better but it is the old version if you having security problem you have to use mac software...

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    Re: Which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?

    Dear,

    Of course, Linux is more secure than Windows but it still can be attacked.
    Each operating system have their own advantages and limitations.


    Using Windows is advantageous in the term of

    1. Customer care support,
    2. Hardware compatibility,
    3. Number and variety of software available and
    4. Ease of use.

    Linux is advantageous in term of

    1. Costs (open source free operating system) and reliability,
    2. Security,
    3. Open source free compatible software, etc.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?

    Hi

    Both Operating Systems are good and Need ful.

    Graphical mode wise Windows is best and it's working fully efficient.

    And Commands wise Linux is Good.

    Because For servers it's need very security and Highly confidential that's why in servers they are using Linux in servers.

    For clients no need that much of security that's why for clients we can use windows.

    Thank you

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    Re: Which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?

    Dear friend,
    Windows OS in mainly hacked by the hackers because it is user friendly and popular.
    In case of Linux, it is not widely used in India mainly because it is not so popular and user friendly.
    The malwares, virus programs are mainly written in "C" or any other popular languages.
    In Linux all program are to be written using the command prompt, and all the hackers can not do it.
    For which there are very less amounts of virus in Linux which is negligible and hence we don't required to protect it using a anti virus.
    In windows if we install a good registered anti virus and will update it and scan computers regularly there will no virus attacks in windows also.
    Thank You

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    Re: Which OS is better in terms of security? Is it Windows or Linux?

    Hi Friend,

    Linux is better tan the Windows
    In Linux there are Complex Ways to Run the System and it is not Like User Friendly
    Linux Commands are Enter threw the Command Editor which is More Secure
    Windows are less Secure than the Linux, Windows any one Hack but Linux No Chance to Hacking

    Thank you.,

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