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The online world is plagued by viruses — they come sweeping through systems, attaching themselves to codes and applications. They burrow deep within hard-drives, nesting within the wires until it’s time to suddenly pounce. And their aftermaths are shaped to complete destruction: with computers stripped of their software and programs unable to perform. This is the worry that follows all users… except for those who prefer Linux.
There is — it must be explained — no guarantees within the Internet. Malware, Trojan codes and more can appear on any system. There are no certainties of safety. There are, however, ways to drastically reduce the chances of an attack: and having a Linux system is the easiest of these.
The reason is simple: hackers favor the most popular platforms. Their desire is to cripple as many users as possible — and statistics show that Windows (despite its many faults) has remained the most sought after system of the decade. This leaves other operations, like Linux, free from the typical threats. They are rarely targeted by viruses due to their small numbers… as well as the connections formed between users.
Those who prefer Linux are often more accomplished with computers (this is because the system requires a deeper understanding of software and its potential). They can detect the arrival of spyware and its kin, quickly spreading the word to forums and social networks. The intimacy found within this platform is not shared by its competitors, and this makes it unappealing to hackers.
There is no such thing as an impenetrable computer. There is, however, such a thing as security and Linux provides it.