Originally Posted by Viktri
Umm mac users only think they're immune to viruses because they don't run anti-virus. If you think most viruses only attack via O/S (operating system) I think you're mistaken.
Also, I specifically refered to downloading porn, tv shows & surfing the web.. not myspacing & installing shit on your computer.
People who download bundled software will get viruses.. free software often contains adware. But that's not in the course of normal use imo.
blame NEC for coming out with their Japanese smooth white laptops however many years ago and Apple for picking up on it
The fact of the matter is that about 99% of viruses that are created are exploitations of the Windows or *nix operating systems and their native programs. I've been working with Macs on a daily basis for the past 5 years, and my former employer has for over 20. In our combined time, he's only encountered one virus ever. Now that they're gaining popularity, more attempts will be made, but I have yet to see a successful virus. Macs biggest failure is hardware, which is why I'll never buy a launch item. I typically purchase after the 2nd or 3rd revision to make sure I have a solid machine. My main computer is a 15" Powerbook G4 I bought in January of 2005 and it's still works as good as it did when I first got it.
Congrats for NEC for inventing Japanese smooth white products... but I said Apple was the one who made it most famous. I actually find the Macbook and its predecessors cheap and flimsy compared to the MB Pro line.
I may not work in that industry any more, but I'm certainly well-informed. I'd like to see you prove otherwise.