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Use a long-term support release if you use Linux

There are many variants of Linux (called “distributions”) that can serve as full desktop operating systems that replace or complement more popular options like Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS. To ensure that the Linux distribution you’re using is secure, use a long-term support release. Long-term support means that it’s guaranteed to receive regular security updates […]

Install a Linux partition on an aging PC

If you have an older PC you’re still using, consider installing a Linux distribution such as Ubuntu alongside the existing Microsoft Windows installation. While not inherently more secure, Linux-based operating systems are less frequently targeted by malware. Plus their hardware requirements are very minimal, meaning they’ll run well even on aging machines.