Friday, August 29, 2003


Recently, many computer users have asked why viruses and worms are affecting Microsoft Windows machines but not Macintoshes. Well, the answers are many and varied.

Rob Pegoraro of the Washington Post starts the discussion with the statement that:
Between the Blaster worm and the Sobig virus, it's been a long two weeks for Windows users. But nobody with a Mac or a Linux PC has had to lose a moment of sleep over these outbreaks . . . [and] . . .This is not a coincidence.
Over at the Aussie blog, GDay Mate, Jon Wright provides a detailed analysis of the differences between the Windows and Mac operating systems in conjunction with a discussion of the Pegoraro article.

Anyone with even a passing interest in the subject should take the time to follow the links. It's useful information.

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