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 bzz... on Tue 7th Oct 2003 15:38 UTC

The point truely is the fact that Windows is (hands down) the most exploited OS on the planet. No ifs or ands about it.

It doesn't matter if popularity is a security breach or if ignorance is. The educated fact is any other OS is less hacked, therefore more secure and stable <period>.