RonB <ronb02NOSPAM@gmail.com> writes: > On Sun, 17 Jan 2010 17:52:55 -0500, Joel wrote: > >> Not really, since you don't need to use IE-based email programs, which >> are the only viable attack vector (and barely so - I use WLMail). > > You're not the average Windows user than. Let me restate this. The > exploitability of IE, and the fact that it is so deeply embedded in the > Windows OS, is another good reason for most Windows users to go to > Linux. Except it isn't. The parts you call "embedded" in the OS dont suddenly talk to virus ridden porn sites like your Windows system used to do when you claim you spent all day "fighting malware" ,.,. tugging the trouser snake more like. There are various alternatives to IE anyway as you know full well, in addition to its most restrctive security settings. I recommend google-chrome at the moment - faster than FF. They have done a great job with the Linux port.