Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Apr 2007 14:14 UTC, submitted by Francis Kuntz
Mac OS X "In case you missed it, there's a virus for the iPod. Yep, that's right, your MP3 player is a veritable hotbed of virus activity - but only if you're running the iPod Linux distribution, and only if you take great pains to make the virus function, since it doesn't really work. We can argue about whether or not this code actually constitutes a virus, but that's not the point I'm trying to make. The point here is that if it has a CPU, hackers will try to break it, and virus writers will try to write a virus for it. Given that there are probably only a few hundred - maybe a thousand - iPods running Linux out there, the fact that someone took the time to write this virus, or malicious code is an example of why Apple detractors clamoring that Macs aren't a target due to the lower market share are all wet."
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RE: Uhm, no nix viruses?
by Laurence on Sun 15th Apr 2007 13:08 UTC in reply to "Uhm, no nix viruses?"
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Actually they [Microsoft] did [rebuild their entire OS]. The NT base is completely different from the Win9x systems. Not saying it was entirely successful but it's a complete redesign nonetheless.

Microsoft didn't rebuild their entire OS as NT was around alongside Windows 3.x and 9x. Microsoft just switched from the DOS core of Win3 and 4 to the NT core of 2000/XP/Vista for desktops.

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