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

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Soram

There is none, but Windows uses modern security tools to prevent, to an extent, issues arising from memory safety. Also there is a lot of work going into switching to memory safe languages especially rust and many parts of Windows and Android are already written in memory safe languages like C#, Java etc.

Does everyday Android or Windows user knows or need to know about the security features? No but security features are there. The point of these security features is to minimize attack surface and if the machine ever gets compromised then try to reduce the damage.

Secure boot != Verified boot
Verified boot is a linux security feature but not widely used. It is used to verify the integrity of the whole system and even apps installed not just boot partition. If you want to know more read this whonix.org/wiki/Verified_Boot#Veri...

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Amritpal Singh

Understandable, Have a nice day!