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December 13, 2022 at 11:04 am #16549Ken D
I have a Dell computer. Its running Windows (I need for some things). I am considering setting it up as a dual boot system with both Windows and Linux. How secure is Linux running on the same hardware as Windows? Dell does firmware updates on a regular basis (The updates are automatic when windows shuts down. Unlike windows updates, no choice is given.) How secure is Linux running on the same hardware as Windows? Is modern firmware a security risk?February 12, 2023 at 3:09 pm #17055rosawoodsii
My experience with dual boot systems is that one doesn’t see the other. So far as Linux is concerned, it’s based on the Unix operating system and is a very secure OS. Now, it’s been a while since I’ve done any programming with C and Unix, but one of the things that made it so robust was modularity, and that is true of Linux as well. Linux is much faster than Windows and takes up far less space. Since Linux is far less popular than Windows, the number of viruses extant is about 80-100, and once a bug or virus is exposed, the Linux community jumps on board, making a relatively quick fix. That, in itself, makes it a more secure system.March 26, 2023 at 10:56 am #20510TinuS
I separate my work life and private life by running two separate computers. The one I use for work runs Windows. The one I use for personal projects runs Linux Ubuntu. I thought of doing a dual-boot, but decided having two separate computers could work for me. I have a USB switcher that allows me to switch between the two right at my desk.
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