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I have no idea if Linux is more secure than windows.
I think Linux is more secure but I want to know what is going at kernel level. Somebody told me that Linux have only one main kernel and has it root password on it. Is it true? I Google it and I found many confusing answers :
- Linux does not run .exe (executable files) unlike Windows , so disallowing most of the viruses to run in the system, as most of the virus files in .exe extension.
- Linux has two types of passwords: Administrator Password and Root Password thus creating firewall for anonymous users to get into the hard disk.
- 3.Windows have more kernels than Linux(It has a single main kernel , I heard), thus allowing chances of attack in different sub-kernels in Windows.
Are the above statements true? If you can throw some light on the third point i.e. why Linux is having a single main kernel unlike Windows. Is really the single main kernel that is making it secure?