hopefully it becomes more secure and safe then any other operating system we can think of in the near future
No we just need more maintainers and a tougher look at what goes into the repos.
I dont trust the store because since Linux is becoming slowly more mainstream
Lets face a few hard facts......the above quotes from both Madman and iiSplitzii, are , as far as I can see, quite accurate/disturbing.
If the various repositories that we access in order to download a new program are not "clean"........then we fall into the same boat/mess as Windows. (I include flatpack/snapper/flathub etc etc in "repositories")
Follow the thread/trail that has started here......(or in fact started some time ago)
Windows has programs available all over the place.......you literally have thousands of available places to download whatever you like.
Because of the popularity/extensive 'spread' of windows this has been seen to provide an opportunity to those wanting to make a fast buck......insert malware if they just wish to destroy what others have, scam..in order to take the downloader to another site to in some way extract $, ransomware to extract dollars and 'provide a service' by supplying a 'get my info back' key after the $ have changed hands (securely), and the list of money making ventures goes on and on. There appears to be no limit to the extent of the damage able to be done to the windows system and therefore windows users
There are those of us who are wary enough to educate ourselves in the safe practises which will keep us at arms length from the creeps who do this.
The vast majority of PC users have no clue....nor do the majority wish to have a clue. They need the pc to be there, available, ready, and capable of accessing what they want at a moments notice. If it gets seriously fouled up they will either chuck the pc/laptop in the bin and buy another, or they may end up on another nefarious site and really get sucked in ....losing many, many dollars in the process....(and then they will chuck the pc and buy another). Or....they may end up at BC or similar, and their problems will disappear for a short time/long time depending on obvious factors.
The summary of the above waffle is : Windows......wide open for exploitation. Shows NO signs of that situation being altered for the good. Updates come from msft. Apps (programs etc) come from hundreds of thousands of different sources.
Linux/Ubuntu: Regarded as bulletproof. No malware, no anti virus needed, Just do whatever you like/browse to whatever you want to, click on whatever. All good
Updates come from secure repository. Apps (programs) come from software manager (called different things in different distros, ,but essentially the same)..again...secure
Enter......flatpack/snaps and other similar 'stores' of apps for Linux/Ubuntu etc....apparently insecure......in other words malware can be attached/included with an app...(HERE)
All this at the same time as Linux etc is growing in popularity.
The outcome...?.....do I hear the word ...'Predictable'...?