Comparison between Windows and Unix/Linux operating systems

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What are the differences between Linux/Unix and Microsoft Windows? Security differences?

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Not sure if it still holds true, but there used to be much more software available for Windows based systems. With all the open source today that may not be as true. The other thing is I think for years the main target for hackers were Microsoft based systems. This may have been because they were more familiar with the code and there were more target to hack. A lot of people moved to some Linux based network systems because they seemed more secure. It’s not that often you hear of a flaw or bug in a kernel that is being exploited in Linux. It’s mainly Windows exploits.

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  • ToddN2000
    Is there something specific? This is a very broad topic as to how they handle security. Are we looking at PC or network security?
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  • Subhendu Sen
    They are all have good mechanism in respect of security. But as usual, no system is full proof so you never get full satisfaction. If we get 100% satisfaction by using a product, then what about other products. Yes, this is not a few lines of reply. Better come back with more specific query.
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