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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Re: Re: Will
by Marshall on Mon 6th Oct 2003 23:10 UTC

Can you give an exaple of when the Windows privilege elevation didn't "work well" or a specific piece of software you were unable to install or use with it?

(the question then becomes does said softare exist outside of Windows...)


Pretty much no game will run without being admin on windows (BF1942 popular example if memory serves which often it doesn't). No it doesn't really run on linux but that isn't the point. Why shouldn't the developers of the software make their programs run as a regular user?