In reply to Justin Mason's flatulent wordings,
> Bernard Tyers said:
>> > on a lighter note, i know that linux is not as suseptable to virii as
> > Win*, and MS* is. but my question is why?
> > is it to do with the os code?
>> What Liam said. ;)
>> Also Linux and other UNIXes have a well-designed, secure, multi-user
> basis, where system binaries are owned by root and normal people do all
> (or almost all) their work as a non-root user.
The advantage there is that unix implements some kind of multi-user protection
whereas win 95 and MacOS do not. That is not to say that it's well-designed
at all, it's very inflexible, all you need for unlimited access is to hack
root, and root isn't too hard to hack on most unix machines.
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