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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Ms Vs *NIX
by Youlle on Mon 6th Oct 2003 21:25 UTC

okay i use three Oses at home, SuSE Linux 8.1 Pro, WindowsXP, & Redhat 6.0, okay the linux distros maybe slightly out of date but they do their job, now, linux is more secure than windows because of its inherited chmodding system that it inherited from UNIX, this is linux's main strength compared to windows all have execution rights system, also someone mentioned about how can u run an executable without running it ur self, ever heard of the registry, Windows has one, linux has one, just needs the install program to enter one line entry into the registry and then that program can run on startup doing all the damage it wants to, no system is fool proof, and as market share increases so does no of viruses writen for it, look at some hobbyOs's no viruses what so ever y? because they have no market share, it isnt just market share but it plays a huge role in it