Originally Posted by andrew.cmyk
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.
so because you've worked with macs for 5 years and your employer has for over 20 macs are virus free , and this is your proof? nice. now I know how this information spreads
Macs biggest failure is hardware? uhhh ... ok.
(Anyone who has any understanding of macs knows that hardware is supposedly their strength b/c they produce the software to match their hardware where windows problem is that their software is produced separately from hardware; that is windows is designed by MS and hardware is designed by various companies and do not necessarily mesh together well...)
Homme - that's right; less shit = faster computer. Simple as that, mac or PC.