In comparison, Linux will only install once a password is assigned to root (Linux version of Administrator). New users may only be created once a password is assigned to the user. Only root may install globally accessible software or configure the system's devices. However any user may invoke root if they know root's password. So Linux starts teaching users how to use the computer securely from the installation process. Also, in Linux, all new users has very few privileges. This means that even when a Linux user encounters a Linux specific malicious software (virus, trojans etc.) it cannot be installed without the user's knowledge and assistance by providing the password for root.
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