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Re: Gotta move to Linux

Don't tell them that. If they all start using Linux, the virus devs will move on to that.

That's pretty unlikely. The underlying permissions structure of Linux, BSD and Unix make most of the types of attacks impossible. A user could (theoretically) screw up their own files, but the damage would be very confined.

The Linux problems at the moment are:

It's perceived as "geeky" and difficult to use:

My whole family have used Linux only for he last ten years, and most of them haven't a clue about anything other than basic use of a computer.

There's too much choice and no definitive "version":

One of the bigger distributions could be chosen - probably something like Debian / Mate - as the "definitive" version.

There's no support:

There is if you go with a bigger vendor....

All the objections can be easily overcome.

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