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dele_ted wrote

The issue isn't security from external threats (although that is also significantly improved in Linux), it's the fact that Windows is proprietary (closed source, corporate license etc). You have no clue what's going on with your PC; and it's been proven time and time agani that Microsoft is doing plenty of unethical things. Nothing executed in the frame of a corrupt OS can protect you against that same OS, and as long as the software is not open source or FOSS, it can be considered corrupt.

Then there's also the whole concept of FOSS, that i really like, and want to support.

Here's an introduction to Free and Open Source Software: Why FOSS?