how is linux safer than windows?
I hear that Linux is safer than Windows in terms of viruses.
However, in learning Linux, I see that scripting seems to be
a very central functionality (a richer batch environment, many
languages available) and everything seems to be lying
around in text files (e.g. you have the /etc directory for configuration
files instead of Windows registry for instance).
How is it that Linux is inherently safer than Windows if you can
pretty much destroy the machine with a couple lines of batch, similar
to what you can do wiht vbscript?