Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Apr 2007 14:14 UTC, submitted by Francis Kuntz
Mac OS X "In case you missed it, there's a virus for the iPod. Yep, that's right, your MP3 player is a veritable hotbed of virus activity - but only if you're running the iPod Linux distribution, and only if you take great pains to make the virus function, since it doesn't really work. We can argue about whether or not this code actually constitutes a virus, but that's not the point I'm trying to make. The point here is that if it has a CPU, hackers will try to break it, and virus writers will try to write a virus for it. Given that there are probably only a few hundred - maybe a thousand - iPods running Linux out there, the fact that someone took the time to write this virus, or malicious code is an example of why Apple detractors clamoring that Macs aren't a target due to the lower market share are all wet."
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RE[3]: Uhm, no nix viruses?
by Laurence on Sun 15th Apr 2007 21:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Uhm, no nix viruses?"
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

I never said it wasn't. I said that the NT base wasn't programmed because 9x failed (which the earlier comment suggested). NT had been around before 9x but was never aimed at the desktop market like it is now.

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RE[4]: Uhm, no nix viruses?
by google_ninja on Mon 16th Apr 2007 15:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Uhm, no nix viruses?"
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2006-02-05

ahhh, sorry bout that. I thought you were suggesting that they didnt rewrite the os, they rewrote the "core", which I assumed meant you were unclear on the concept of what an OS is. again, sorry :-)

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