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Discussion on: How and Why I switch the Windows 10 to Linux (Ubuntu 18.0 LTS)

aliasbilly profile image

I disagree, it's the file and partition as well as the permissions that make it so difficult to hack a Linux box, plus tons of dependency problems from one flavor to the next. Take that root password but actually doing much with it that is modular enough to be used is not so easy. Windows NTFS file system should've been scrapped years ago for a better model. It's over 20 years old. Linux was wrapped around a system built with security as primary concern. How many of you guys remember how exploitable Windows NT was. If you polish a turd it's still a turd. Once you deal with the learning curve Ubuntu is way more usable than windows box and you don't spend a fortune on antivirus protection eating up system resources. Also I would be a Ubuntu Desktop running a Windows 10 VM will outbenchmark any Windows Install over a month old.

gronkdaslayer profile image

Wrong. What does the file system have to do with the difficulty of hacking? Seriously people, read a book. NTFS is actually a really solid file system, but I don't expect you to know that.

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corey Bruce

Solid? Ahaha no it's a shit file system with fragmentions issues but the way the file system and Windows mainly works is the reason the OS is a insecure mess unlike Linux and other Unix based systems

sasoram profile image

See this:
No, linux was not made with security in mind. I've been researching this security related stuff for over 5 years now and the above article that I linked to well summarizes my findings. Windows security have improved a lot, same with Android (Android != Linux) and MacOS but traditional linux distros haven't improved and incompetent solutions like flatpak, firejail etc aren't enough for reasonably secure desktop. Although there are some good security tools like bubblewrap, selinux, verified boot etc but they're not widely used. Also Ubuntu is just marketing.