Comparing the Security of Windows 7 to a Linux-Based Operating System

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Topic: Comparing the security of Windows 7 to a Linux based operating system General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: At the end of my speech, my audience will be able to differentiate the two operating systems security. Central Idea: Comparing the security of Windows 7 to a Linux based operating system

Introduction: Good evening, I am here tonight to explain the very basic securities of two very different operating systems. Windows 7 has been out for a couple years now and has what some say to be a better secured system than other versions of windows. Windows was always a point of interest for security because of the security that windows has, or a lack of security, depending on who you ask. I am going to get into the basic details of windows security and compare it to a lesser known operating system called Ubuntu and how they differ but also how they are same.

Windows Security
windows recommended security measures
anti virus, anti-spy ware and malware programs are recommended and in turn use up resources windows firewall is a very useful firewall
user account control (UAC) to confirm a change in the system UAC is good that it lets you know when a system change is being made UAC does not require a password, so anyone can really change anything leaving system vulnerable Windows assumes you are admin and treats permissions as such Ubuntu Security

Ubuntu security measures
viruses and malware generally do not exist for Linux OS's, although if one did get one a Linux machine it probably would have no effect firewall is very useful and can be configured through a command-line, using less resources Linux “sudo” command

sudo is so you are never logged in as admin and do not have admin permissions sudo requires a password so only admin can make changes to system Ubuntu updates are far more frequent than windows

Common Securities...
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