I was stunned when I came across this article, "Microsoft Urges Users Not to Use Windows on the Internet." Am I'm dreaming?
Summary Microsoft's Web site was recently urging users to purchase additional hardware or software - or keep computers using the Windows OS off of the Internet altogether. Steve Suehring makes no claim that Linux has all of the answers for security. "However, attacks can be prevented much easier with Linux," he writes.
I guess that's why I run linux on my boxes with interfaces exposed to the Internet and Windows NT safely behind firewalls for file, print, and database.