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6-16-2007 @ 1:28PM
@17 unforunately it is true, I prefer XP over Mac >any day< simply because.. I can install it on hardware I choose.. and because I like to configure systems myself instead of having the computer make all the choices for me. HOWEVER the myth that 'os x is more secure because less people use it' is old, and has been proven wrong. For example, there is a very popular program called Apache, it's rival is called Microsoft IIS, You may not of heard of these programs because they run on important web servers, google it if you would like to know more. Apache had over 80% of the market share running on major web servers, in fact the server bringing you this page is running it, yet MS IIS had more critical exploits for it. (google search 'code red' for example). So why did MS have more exploits for it when it had less market share? Reason: Microsoft has been a joke in computer security since the days of NT, security is second tier to useability, vista is an improvement, but the only real resolve for computer security is linux. Unfortunately I don't see if becoming a real gaming platform for some time. sad really. Microsoft has decided it is sick of people saying it's insecure so it did the only thing it could.. threw the marketting department at it, now you'll see advertisements like "get the facts" which is nothing short of pre-packaged crap, make no mistake os x is more secure, well really I don't know of a more insecure os besides windows 95 - XP, but even with all it going for it, OS X is not the be all and end all as some people suggest.Overall if everyone would be a little more cautious and skeptical(and up to date windows/osx/anti-malware), everyone would be a little more better off.
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