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 Anonymous on Wed 8th Oct 2003 02:59 UTC

So basically your saying that windows is not suitable for home use... How many homes users actually make informed "implementation decisions"? No they take whats given to them. All these wonderful "features" that make viruses spread so easily could not have been turned off by default? I'll tell you one thing, Apple tends to have the best user experience out there and they seem to be able to lock down their system prior to shipping it to unwitting customers.. Why is that?