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: @drsmithy
by Wrawrat on Tue 7th Oct 2003 10:32 UTC

Simply put, BS. Being an Administrator on a Windows system is practically the same as being root on a *nix system. Tell me what you can't do as an Administrator in Windows (well, except recompile your kernel, or course) that you can as root. Real important stuff, you know, something that would actually make your point relevant.

Actually, drsmithy is right. I believe the equivalent of root in NT is SYSTEM.