Comparing Windows & Linux Security
If you're a manager trying to decide whether to deploy Windows or Linux, you need objective comparisons based on the facts. The problem is that objective comparisons of Windows versus Linux security are elusive. Linux enthusiasts want you to believe that Linux is far more secure but most don't know the reasons why. Their "proof" that Linux is secure is that Windows is not. They refer to the steady stream of attacks against Windows week after week.
Windows enthusiasts, fueled by rhetoric from Microsoft, respond by saying that Linux would be just as vulnerable if it were as popular as Windows. The implication is that it's pointless to switch to Linux because you would eventualy end up back where you started: a steady stream of attacks against Linux week after week.
How do you make decisions when there's an absence of facts?
This course provides an objective comparison of Windows and Linux security based on the features, design, and architecture of the operating systems. These technical details will be presented in plain language - you don't need to be a computer geek to understand.
You should have a basic understanding of computers. You should be familiar with either Windows or Linux - understanding one will allow comparisons with the other. You do not need to have detailed knowledge about the security aspects of either.
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