Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 10:54 UTC, submitted by irbis
Bugs & Viruses "For at least a decade, the standard advice to every computer user has been to run antivirus software. But new, more commercial, more complex and stealthier types of malware have people in the industry asking: will antivirus software be effective for much longer? Among the threats they see are malware that uses the ability of the latest processors to run virtual machines that would be hidden from antivirus programs." Note: Please note that our icon contest is still running! So if you have an idea on how to rework this story's icon, read this.
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RE[3]: No
by Gone fishing on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 13:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: No"
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2006-02-22

I agree on reason Linux doesn't have malware is it's generally savvy users. Ubuntu just doesn't have the same number of idiot users as Windows. However, I think it's hard to over estimate how poor windows is you don't have to do something real stupid in Windows to catch a cold. Yes I can see that when Ubuntu has 30% of the home user market share some will run Sudo so they can see the dancing bunnies, they might even need an AV, but Windows provides basically the ideal conditions for growing malware (even makes me feel quite nostalgic for RISCOS)

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