Linux security

Daniel Carrera daniel.carrera at
Fri Apr 28 21:31:06 UTC 2006

Colin Brace wrote:
>     I'm wondering if Linux really is inherently resistant to viruses.
> What has this got to do with Ubuntu? There are more appropriate forums 
> to discuss general linux security.

You don't think that a question relevant to all Linux distributions is 
relevant to Ubuntu? Do you also complain when people have Gnome 
questions and Firefox questions and OpenOffice questions?

Ubuntu is a distribution. Almost any question could conceivably be 
directed elsewhere, but that's not the Ubuntu way.

One of the selling points we use to promote Ubuntu is greater security. 
Figuring out exactly how that is true is relevant here.

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