What’s Your Distro?
Posted Wednesday 9 May 2007on:
Why should you care about Linux? Well, did you know that Microsoft Windows XP phones home every time you use it? Yuppers, it does so without the user knowing it. Can you say insecure spyware and virus target? I thought you could. Yikes.
Now while Mac OS X doesn’t have any of these security concerns (being built on a Unix-like base), Mac computers are proprietary. So, in the future, if they want to slip in some ‘phone home’ cuteness a la XP, then no one will be the wiser. Yes, I know that’s FUD, but I’m a longtime Mac head and that’s the best I can come up with.
This leaves us with Linux. Linux comes in many flavors, called distributions, or distros, for short.