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By that reasoning, the ratio of malware would reflect the EXACT ratio of users of each platform. It obviously is not, so there is a flaw here.
But the Mac market share was larger before now, and there were maybe five (very mild) malware threats over Mac history.
Both have always been true; the challenge of writing the virus, even on another platform, is no big deal, and the Mac users have always considered themselves practically safe. Since nothing has changed, this must not be a factor, either.
Good point; and one that would change as the fraction of users changed. But it reflects that Mac users are effectively safe in a way other than just having a better OS.
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Mitch Fallacy! The flaw is in your interpretation of his reasoning, not in his reasoning. The number does...
Overstated. Most people don't know what platform each different address will use, and it may change at any time, and there is no reason to ask. Furthermore, it is unlikely (in the extreme) that people would only have Windows users in their address books.
Then see my first, second, and third points. The numbers simply CANNOT support this perspective. It's fallacious.