Using another operating system besides Windows would help considerably
, but of course Mandrake is not perfect. As I remembered after my first post and before I saw your post, there is a website called the Open Source Vulnerability Database
(OSVDB) and it is self described as: "OSVDB is an independent and open source database created by and for the community. Our goal is to provide accurate, detailed, current, and unbiased technical information." So, search for Mandrake in their database for details about that OS's vulnerabilities. But on the flip side, search for Windows and get a good laugh. B)
Also, it was probably a typo, and so I will repeat and agree with you: Mozilla Firefox is
inherently more secure and safer than Internet Explorer. BTW, I am currently writing this using Mozilla 1.6 on Windows 98SE.
OK, I'll stop now. Since, if I keep going you'll think I am really nit-picky or something.