Break the Windows habit to gain computer security

    Date27 Jul 2004
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    By using computers running the Linux or Apple Macintosh operating systems, you eliminate the vast majority of risks from malicious software. Add a good firewall and anti-virus program to become the next best thing to invulnerable. . . . By using computers running the Linux or Apple Macintosh operating systems, you eliminate the vast majority of risks from malicious software. Add a good firewall and anti-virus program to become the next best thing to invulnerable.

    That has been my experience for the last eight months: running a Linux-powered computer at home. I don't have to worry about my Web browser being hijacked by spyware. I don't have to turn off HTML in my e-mail reader to avoid getting infected. When the latest Windows viruses land in my e-mail box, I just laugh while hitting the delete key.

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