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2/3/11 at 4:21pm
You know why windows has virus' and security fixes all the time? Becuase it is the most popular OS, if linux became the most popular OS out there, it would start having virus issues to.
Kinda like mac, up until a few years ago they weren't nearly as popular as they are now, they have virus problems now. Not a ton, but some problems.
So how is it that Mac never had viruses before? and now all of a sudden their coding skills went down the drain?
Im sure if you got a group of world class hackers, they could find plenty of similar security issues with linux.
the point is, people who write virus' want to target people that are ignorant, and to large groups, that includes windows.
They know the linux users know what they are doing, so there isn't really a point in targeting that small group.
Sorry, I was at work. Let me clear up some stuff.
I did dual boot a few years ago. When I first started with Ubuntu, I wasn't sure if I wanted to switch to Linux and I dual booted. One day things went crazy with Windows and I decided to back up and do a fresh install of both. Windows goes in. I was still a Linux n00b at the time so I installed that right away as a dual boot. Then I went back to Windows to patch everything. Oy vey. Updates wouldn't install but that didn't stop Windows from reminding me that these updates were needed. I realized that I spent most of my time in Linux and I went to running full on Linux.
So that was good for years until just recently where Arch just kept freezing on me. I just got fed up with it and bought a copy of Windows 7. First, there have been a few issues. A couple of restarts during the install. All sorts of weird issues with my wireless card. Really, if eth0 and eth1 aren't plugged in, then default to the wireless nic that is enabled. I installed Windows Live Essentials and cut it down to just messenger. I decided I didn't like it so I went to uninstall it. Uninstalling messenger requires a restart? Are you kidding me?
Once you've tasted freedom, it's really hard to go back.