graeme_p - 9:49 am on Nov 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
@pp46, even if malware only damages your home directory, that is where all my work is.
@vincevincevince, agreed, that is why I use a Linux desktop.
Yes, Linux is a LOT safer than Windows, and better than MacOS as well (and about as good as BSD?), but its still worth being aware of potential issues (browser flaws and .desktop files were the examples we discussed), and taking some precautions. Of course, the precautions I take are still a lot less of a pain than the what Windows requires (vrius scanners etc.).