Is Ubuntu a safe OS?

The Ubuntu site claims that Ubuntu is really safe and that it never gets viruses or malware and other crap like that. How true is that? Just how safe is Ubuntu from that?
Asked Apr 01, 2015
Ubuntu is somewhat safer than, say, Mac OSX or Windows 7, but viruses still pose a risk. It is less targeted because it has a much smaller group of users than the more popular OSes.
Answered Apr 30, 2015

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