Not true. Linux (or any other *NIX) is more secure by design by the simple virtue that Windows was designed for a single all powerful user. Try playing 3D games under a basic user account - most demand that an account with Administrator rights is used. Thusly, little Jonny has admin rights as he wants to play Dungeon Seige. Oh look - he's installed a Britney Spears screen saver with that nast virus attached! Under *NIX, Johnny's account would just have rights to the 3D card, audio and input devices, none of which can give "root" access. Thusly whilst Jonny installs his screensaver, only his account on the PC is affected and cannot get out of his area. Linux's strength is it's diversity. Instead of forcing people to install a certain way, why not invent different ways? Then pick the one which is best for you. Besides, the same argument applies to other things like "Only when it has a standard GUI/DE/Mail/web browser/word processor/a.n.other thing" C'mon - haven't you heard Windows users say the same thing?