[OT] Browsing the internet... It is safer from Linux?
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sun Oct 31 03:19:53 EDT 2010
Every time I have installed a variant of Windows on a machine that is
connected to the
Internet, sooner rather than later, things have gone 'queer'.
Therefore, as I have to have a Windows box for software testing, I have
a machine that is NEVER connected
to the internet, and the ONLY files I transfer to it are my own for testing.
1. I have never liked the idea of having to buy a product that is
'dicky' as soon as it is
unwrapped, and even mentions the fact in its documentation.
I use a variety of Linux boxes and Macs around my home and my business
and have never
had any problems that could be ascribed to internet browsing, ftp-ing,
or otherwise [ normally
problems can simply be ascribed to my having been too clever for my own
around with operating system underpinnings ].
On the very, very few occasions I have had to connect to the internet
with the dreaded Internet
Explorer [ i.e. to see how my website looks ] I have used IE with WINE [
a sort of Windowsy thing
that lets you run most Windows programs on Linux ].
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