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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Market Share isn't a factor
by Peter Moss on Tue 7th Oct 2003 08:15 UTC

I'm sorry but saying market share is THE factor is rubbish. That's like comparing the security of the more popular Ford Fiesta with a basic immobiliser and no alarm to a Merc SLK with the highest level of security devices. Even if the Merc where as common as the Ford it would still be a lot harder to break into.