Joined: Nov. 2006
||Posted: April 11 2007,18:06
Coming from Windows XP to DSL, I can identify with bravo's post, but would like to understand how secure it is to use and recommend DSL.
Coming from windows it's all about having the latest windows updates, anti-virus updates, firewall, anti-spyware, anti-trojans, anti-rootkits ... and so on. It all proactive on the users part.
So it is hard to grasp the fact that DSL runs in an entirely different way to windows which maybe rules out alot of the security weaknesses.
I guess my question would be along the lines of:
If I used (or recommended) DSL (with it's old firefox), from behind a hardware firewall, to do online banking, online purchasing, share dealing, alot of confidential work, etc, would it be as safe as a fully patched windows XP system with full antiv, antispyware etc ?
And if you know of any articles/posts on this subject ?