Re: trying out linux... have questions
You cant blame the OS for a DOS attack, it can and will bring any host down regardless of the platform.
It's not really a case of holding sensative niformation so much as the computer acts as an internet gateway for the rest of the computers in the house, and the internet is critical to my fathers business.
Plus I've used the server as a file and print server, for the convienience of everybody using shared printers etc... If it goes down then everybody is pissed off/affected for a short time.
Plus, Considering what happened earlier this month (or late last month) where russian hackers used an exploit in IIS to hack servers and upload warez/change pages, and an exploit in IE to infect people, I don't want to sudenly find i'm responsible for hosting something or another that I knew nothing about.