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Only because most computer users in general are PC users. If most computer users were Macs users...
We do. What we don't buy is the "Macs are not populasr enough" argument. SOMEBODY would have surely written a number of viruses for the Mac by now. As it stands, there is (maybe) one trojan horse-worm, and to be infected with that requires that the user go to the designated web-site, DOWNLOAD the infected code, and then actively INSTALL it on one's computer in spite of the Mac's warnings against doing so. Hardly a threat. No, there has to be other reasons. I personally think that most hackers are Windows mavens, and will remain Windows mavens no matter how large the Mac installed base might actually become. Therefore, they are going to continue to write Windows malware and continue to largely ignore Macs. Add to that the fact that Macs will NEVER account to more than 10% of the market AT BEST, and I think you'll find that the facts favor the Mac platform remaining virtually malware free, essentially into prepetuity. I'm not saying that there won't be the odd virus or other such malware to pop-up occasionally, but I will stick my neck out and say that I doubt any large-scale disasters such as are regularly experienced in the Windows world would ever occur. The Mac OS may be just as vulnerable as Windows to attack, but the GUI makes it more difficult to actually download and install malware, making the system more secure. I.E. you'd have get a virus accidently, something that Windows allows one to do without even thinking about it, but something that Macs don't let you do unless you are running in administrator or root mode, and even then, it warns you before you download anything.
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Mitch Fallacy! The flaw is in your interpretation of his reasoning, not in his reasoning. The...
Windows gets hacked because the OPERATING SYSTEM is "easy" not the coding of the malware. I.E. Windows, on the user's end is so open to attack by malware, that any malware written has a good chance of starting a wildfire.
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I could only refer to the factors he did account for. Introduce some other factors, and we...
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