It's not ok to say it when it involves circumventing the swear word filter just so you can use the "c" word. Don't do it again.osxwhipswindoze said:OS X is inherently more secure by design. Simple. To say otherwise is simply, erm, how can I put this gently, LIKE SUCKING SATANS C0CK. (It seems we are allowed to say things like that on these public boards that kids read so what the hell)
I was going to write something similar myself ... but couldn't be bothered because it'll get another blinkered "everything's rosey in 'mac-land'" response.Durzel said:I can't be bothered to argue with people with rose-tinted specs on.
Suffice to say, as a programmer myself, anyone who believes the code behind Mac OSX or Linux or anything else is inherently more secure than Windows for that matter are deluding themselves. Windows viruses are more rampant largely because there is no real distinction between application and kernel in XP, and administrator/user privileges. Since practically everything runs in "administrator process space", any vulnerability which exploits IE or whatever can affect the whole machine.
This is defintely a mistake on Microsoft's part, which has been rectified in Vista as far as I can see (and being an official beta tester I have some frame of reference other than "omg Micro$oft suxxxx")