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    Security threats to PCs with Microsoft Windows have increased so much that computer users should consider using a Mac, says a leading security firm.

    Sophos security said that the 10 most commonly found pieces of malicious software all targeted Windows machines.

    In contrast, it said, none of the "malware" were capable of infecting the Mac OS X operating system.

    Microsoft has pledged that the latest version of its operating system, known as Vista, will be its most secure yet.

    One of the reasons for fewer viruses and worms on Mac systems is that the smaller user base for the computer is less of an attractive target for hackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZaZu
    I build my own so that ain't an option ...
    Unless you run certain versions of Mac OS/X for Intel
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZaZu
    One of the reasons for fewer viruses and worms on Mac systems is that the smaller user base for the computer is less of an attractive target for hackers.
    There's your reason for these nonsense articles.
    Mac isn't more secure, it's just less circulated.
    I'm tired of the Mac fans harping on this BS.
    This should be in software.
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    Nope, should be in the Lounge.
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    Mac is for weenies...

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    fuck Mac, if you know how to use a computer, you can easily dodge viruses without a hassle. i've stayed virus-free since the day i bought my computer... (except the MS.Blaster) x]

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    But that would mean that you would have to use a mac- worth the risk IMO

    Besides, considering that macs are secure only because there are to few mac users to intrest virus writers, every time someone follows the advice of the artical, they increase the likelyhood of a mac virus.
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    Use Linux way before even thinking of a Mac!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fkdup74
    Quote Originally Posted by ZaZu
    One of the reasons for fewer viruses and worms on Mac systems is that the smaller user base for the computer is less of an attractive target for hackers.
    There's your reason for these nonsense articles.
    Mac isn't more secure, it's just less circulated.
    I'm tired of the Mac fans harping on this BS.
    This should be in software.
    agreed.


    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeee
    fuck Mac, if you know how to use a computer, you can easily dodge viruses without a hassle. i've stayed virus-free since the day i bought my computer...
    yup.


    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualboby1234
    Use Linux way before even thinking of a Mac!
    ditto.



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