Linked by David Adams on Mon 6th Oct 2003 19:34 UTC
Bugs & Viruses It's an oft-repeated maxim that one of the reasons that Windows operating systems are plagued by so many viruses, worms, and security exploits is because they are so popular. Extrapolating on this, many have remarked that if Linux, MacOS, or other OSes become more popular, they will attract the attention of virus writers. That may be true, but the increased attention will not necessarily yield the same quantity of viruses and other exploits, says a Register article. Update: Rebuttal article.
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by Brad on Mon 6th Oct 2003 21:13 UTC

the author also goes on about how windows defaults the user to admin. He says it's mind boggling as to why they do that. It's not. It's simple. People want it that way. People don't want to be loging into their computer, or feel like one of many users. They want to have it be just their computer, turn it on and it's there. For home use and being used by one person, the multi-user / admin idea sucks. This is one of the things that bugs people about linux, what fans think of as a great thing is a turn off. I think some distro's have changed things to be more windows like.

Not that such a setup isn't usefull, but for most people they just have the computer to themselves, so such a system is pointless. Even in a family environment few care to use such a setup.