Linux-based operating systems are considered more secure than Windows operating systems for a few reasons. One is that hackers don’t typically target Linux systems because Linux has a very small share of the operating system market. Hackers are more likely to target Windows because of the high volume of users, which translates to a greater target pool for malware. Linux also makes it more difficult than Windows to execute attachments, which is one way that malware can get into your computer. Finally, Linux has a lot of developers working on the OS and monitoring it for vulnerabilities.