Safe and secure?
1. Safe computing practices.
2. Critical updated installed.
3. Effective virus and spyware detection.
Windows Vista comes with a firewall as well there are free firewalls
available from 3rd parties.
So, no you do not need to buy a firewall.
An anti virus is not included, but there are free options as well.
Linux having firewall features does nothing to replace an anti virus.
A firewall and antivirus are different tools with different purposes.
The reasons why hackers try various systems are varied and depends on
Many simply hate Microsoft and will do whatever they can to make life
difficult for users of Microsoft products.
Microsoft OSs are a far larger % of computers so hour for hour time
spent, they can bring down more Microsoft computers than any other
Also most new computer users get computers with Windows.
Most Linux users are already familiar with computers and thus better
prepared to maintain their computers.
As for easy, that depends if their computer is secure.
"that this is impossible"
Followed your comment:
"hack in and take remote control"
Nothing was said about uptime.
As I suggested before, I would be very suspicious of any claim about
any product that had "impossible"in it.
Ask IBM what they meant and then post back the details and source.
As for why are companies selling specific products?
The same reasons any company sells any product.
Customers ask and the company feels they can make more $ giving the
customer what is requested.
If you want specifics, you need to ask them.
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
"Potential Windows Vista User"
<PotentialWindowsVistaUser@discussions.microsoft.c om> wrote in message
> The Reply is below
> "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
>> "and that anyone could hack in and take remote"
>> Not true.
>> If the computer is safely and securely used.
> Define safely and securely used? Do i need to pay for a firewall or
> antivirus? I was told I don't need these with Linux because it comes
> with a
>> "that this is impossible"
>> That is what was said about the possibility of the Titanic sinking.
>> Such extreme claims are almost always false as is the case this
> If thats impossible then how come NAPA auto parts has ran their TAMS
> servers for 4 years straight without shutting them down or
> restarting them?
> IBM claims that Linux won't stop working until the hardware breaks.
> Is IBM
>> No operating system is 100% secure.
>> There are always possibilities which is why development continues
>> updated are released.
> I was told that people only try to get into Microsoft systems
> because they
> don't like Microsoft? And because it's so easy.
>> Anyone who believes his operating system is impenetrable probably
>> a weak system since they do not believe there is a possibility of
>> compromise and thus take no action to protect the computer.
> I thought all the 35,000,000 in the open source community kept it
> Why are companies like Dell, HP, and Epson selling Ubuntu computers?
>> Jupiter Jones [MVP]