pp46 - 10:25 pm on Nov 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
When you say Linux what do you mean ?
There are so many distribs out there, most are based on Debian
Which is the reference.
A Unix system is far safer then Windows (70% of the worlds PC's with MS have some kind of malware on them)
If you use Ubuntu or something like that where you need sudo to administer the system a malware will need your normal user password only and the chances are that only your /home dir will be messed (never seen it though)
But a dist like Debian will need a root password to alter the system and that is a tough nut to crack..
Personally I use Linux for years and have never had a problem it just works, every day, the same
I also use MS for my Adobe apps and to test my sites in IE..
Just recently I did a Windows update and the PC did not start again, the restoration point did not work either
result an other half day reinstalling (added to the hundreds already since Win3/dos)
So yes its safer to use linux, never seen a virus..