The Linux platform is extremely flexible, and it can be implemented pretty much anywhere, either as a server, a firewall or as an OS for your heating system at home. The same flexibility allows users to customize their operating systems to look like Windows, and that is somewhat of a paradox. The Linux community has always belittled Microsoft and its effort of making Windows secure. Security has been one of the major advantages of Linux over time, and that hasn't changed until today. When you draw the line, Linux will be much more secure than Windows. The main reason is the fact that it's open-source, and it's extremely flexible.
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