Since Ubuntu is getting so fantastically popular nowadays I thought this might be useful to some of you.
I personally think Ubuntu is great, the features, ease of installation, stability and especially the work they have done on things like wireless drivers make it a breeze to get up and running.
It is a pretty secure distro by default, but there are a few little things you can do to tighten it up.
If you don’t know what Ubuntu is you can check it out here:
Ubuntu is a community developed, linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need – a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.
If you wan’t to get into Linux I suggest you try this and Mandriva first.
Anyway recently I found a good security guide for Ubuntu, so run through the steps and lock your OS down.
If you’ve recently switched from Windows to the Linux distribution Ubuntu, you’ve probably experienced a decrease in spyware — and malware in general — on your system. But although Ubuntu is billed as the ultra-secure solution, you should know that even though Ubuntu’s default install has its flaws, like every other operating system.