It's not something the average user thinks about -- security. But as with most Linux Distributions (Distro) Fedora, a Red Hat community-based Distro, has some things going for it that are not apparent.
The single biggest asset going for Fedora is security. You see, just about everything you do while on Fedora is under what's called 'Mandatory Access Control'. That's security-speak for basically having everything you do 'watched' by a third-party 'Linux Security Module', (LSM) including even actions taken by the system kernel. That may not mean much to you but to system administrators and security experts alike, it is 'peace of mind'.
Simply put, bad things won't happen on Fedora's watch.
No, unlike Microsoft Windows, this 'third-party' is always cross-checking what your PC is doing and if anything isn't in your SELinux 'policy' say trying to gain administrative privilege to control your system without your expressed permission, SELinux steps in and kills the process.
I've written about how Google's Engineers have posted a general 'disclaimer' on their chromium.org website for Chrome that effectively says:
"W'eve tried our best to sandbox Chrome on Windows, but we can't guarantee you won't get infected. Sorry." (shrugs)
So, if you've been bitten one too many times by a virus from out of nowhere on Windows, maybe now is a good time for you to make a switch for the better.
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