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    Which one is safe? Ubuntu or Windows 10?

    by zenervasoftware ·

    I heard that ubuntu is safe for our IT work compares to Windows. So Am I correct? and If yes then why? If not then how windows are good?

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    • #2413759

      Re: safe

      by keesb2 ·

      In reply to Which one is safe? Ubuntu or Windows 10?

      Because Windows is used more than Linux, there are more criminals and governments targeting Windows for their malicious purposes than Linux.
      But that doesn’t mean that Linux is 100% safe.

      https://www.computerworld.com/article/3252823/why-linux-is-better-than-windows-or-macos-for-security.html is a nice introduction.

    • #2413737

      Safer

      by bob.b ·

      In reply to Which one is safe? Ubuntu or Windows 10?

      Neither/both.

      Some problems.
      The user…….what they are allowed to do.
      Apps and the OS…..keeping them patched.

    • #2414634

      Ubuntu vs Windows 10

      by joffrey2 ·

      In reply to Which one is safe? Ubuntu or Windows 10?

      Some of the major difference between Ubuntu & Windows 10;
      1. Ubuntu is a very reliable operating system Windows 10.
      2. MS office doesn’t work properly in Ubuntu in the comparison of Windows 10.
      3. Adobe & Photoshop not working much properly in Ubuntu.
      4. Ubuntu is an open source OS while Windows is a paid and licensed OS.
      5. Ubuntu system boots faster than Windows10.

    • #2414620

      ubuntu (linux)

      by whitearon71 ·

      In reply to Which one is safe? Ubuntu or Windows 10?

      I know this answers may vary from one to another, and each one will have its own reasons. In my opinion, linux is more secured compared to windows, in several fronts.

    • #2414465

      advantages of Ubuntu over Windows 10

      by naheed mir ·

      In reply to Which one is safe? Ubuntu or Windows 10?

      Following are some of the advantages of Ubuntu over Windows 10:
      1. Ubuntu is Free
      2. You don’t have to buy Office separately.
      3. You don’t have to buy costly hardware for the basic need.
      4. Ubuntu is more stable.

      • #2414455

        1, True.

        by rproffitt ·

        In reply to advantages of Ubuntu over Windows 10

        2. Even on Windows I don’t have to buy Office. I head to Ninite.com to get LibreOffice and other free titles I use.
        3. This is no longer true. I was trying to install Ubuntu on an older 32 bit Intel CPU and the latest Ubuntu does not have a 32 bit version. I had to settle for an updated Windows 7 or Linux Mint 19 (which is an old version.)
        4. This is no longer true. We see our office machines on Windows 10 to be quite stable.

    • #2414225

      which is safe ubuntu or window 10?

      by sophiagarcia ·

      In reply to Which one is safe? Ubuntu or Windows 10?

      Ubuntu is much secure in compare to Windows 10. Ubuntu userland is GNU while Windows10 userland is Windows Nt, Net. In Ubuntu Browsing is faster than Windows 10. Updates are very easy in Ubuntu while in Windows 10 for the update every time you have to install the Java.

      • #2414207

        Java required for Windows update???

        by Wizard57M-TR ·

        In reply to which is safe ubuntu or window 10?

        First I’ve heard of that! In fact, that is totally wrong! Please, if you’re going to give advice, make sure it is correct! I’m not a fan of Ubuntu, I prefer Slackware…and I’ve also got a couple of Windows machines (XP and 7).
        I would suggest you look at the definition for GNU, as it covers much more than just userland. Your definition of Windows userland is also a tad wrong. As for browsing, that depends on a lot of external factors such as choice of browser, internet connection speed, the sites you visit, etc.

      • #2414206

        As a test.

        by rproffitt ·

        In reply to which is safe ubuntu or window 10?

        My neighbor (elderly) got three laptops to try out. These were:
        1. Ubuntu 20.something. Chrome was his preferred browser so I put an icon on the desktop for this as well as laptop #2.
        2. A Windows 10 laptop.
        3. A Chromebook.

        The Ubuntu laptop was given back in a week. He’s using the Chromebook most of all and a little Windows 10 for rare things. Mostly because I didn’t set up a printer on the Chromebook.

        Also, as someone noted your assertion about Java is false.

    • #2415019

      both are actually really secured

      by parmforav ·

      In reply to Which one is safe? Ubuntu or Windows 10?

      my answer is ubuntu because this OS doesn’t have any kind of extra drivers or loops like widows.

      • #2415015

        “Ubuntu is already secure, right?”

        by rproffitt ·

        In reply to both are actually really secured

        Not really. After the install we still need to balance that need for security vs. ease of use.

    • #2414961

      Which one is safe? Ubuntu or Windows 10?

      by habanvee ·

      In reply to Which one is safe? Ubuntu or Windows 10?

      Depends on configuration. I dare say that by default, Ubuntu is more secure than Windows 10, but that doesn’t mean much if you make a lot of changes to the OS.

    • #2413590

      Ubuntu vs Windows 10

      by codiantsoftware ·

      In reply to Which one is safe? Ubuntu or Windows 10?

      Ubuntu has a better User Interface. As s security point of view, Ubuntu is safe because it is less useful. Font family in Ubuntu is very much better in comparison to windows. While Windows 10 is safer than previous versions, it is still not touching Ubuntu in this regard. While security can be mentioned as a benefit of most Linux-based operating systems (except maybe Android), Ubuntu is particularly safe by having many popular packages available.

    • #2413566

      Ubuntu or Windows 10

      by orrkevin ·

      In reply to Which one is safe? Ubuntu or Windows 10?

      While Windows 10 is arguably safer than previous versions, it is still not touching Ubuntu in this regard. While security can be mentioned as a benefit of most Linux-based operating systems (except maybe Android), Ubuntu is particularly safe by having many popular packages available.

    • #2413988

      Ubuntu or Windows 10

      by jenniemiller ·

      In reply to Which one is safe? Ubuntu or Windows 10?

      Ubuntu is an open-source operating system, while Windows is a paid and licensed operating system. It is a very reliable operating system in comparison to Windows 10. Ubuntu is much secure in comparison to Windows 10.

      • #2413981

        Still there’s Dave. Here’s Dave.

        by rproffitt ·

        In reply to Ubuntu or Windows 10

        Or Facebook, etc.
        [img]https://i.imgur.com/cBoTEsa.jpg[/img]

    • #2413074

      Ubuntu is safe

      by jimoravidar ·

      In reply to Which one is safe? Ubuntu or Windows 10?

      ubuntu may be safe but it doesn’t have large support in shapes of programs.

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