|Considering Linux is in banks, eftpos, cellphones, digital tv, google and the worlds top super computers as well as a lot of Govt computer systems, and many more growing daily. It is obvious to most people in the business world that a virus free OS is fantastic. |
Comparing Apple to Linux is no argument as they are like chalk and cheese.
It extremely hard for any virus to thrive in a Linux environment, it is like a barren waste land. A virus even if it infects the users account, it will not allow it to spread any further than that. And in 99.9% of infection nothing will happen at all. (And with NO known viruses in the wild, I don't think I will be worrying about viruses for a very long time)
Which Linux OS did you use? From Lucid onwards they are very user friendly and only an idiot would have troubles with it.
Window lacks security, it's like Swiss cheese, full of holes. Viruses love Windows as it will allow a virus to run unchecked. It will spread through your pc and any connected to it? A very safe OS indeed.
If you use the Ubuntu Software Center to download programs you will never be infected as each new program has to pass a huge barrage of test etc before it is even considered safe for release in any Linux distribution. Not downloaded off the web unchecked like Windows programs.
The thing to about virus writers, is they tend to leave Linux alone because it's made by the people for the people. It's like a unwritten law that they choose to obey. The whole operating system is available to the whole world to look at on the web, and any one can add to it, modify, fix security holes, create software. Which makes it even safer, because more eye's looking at the code makes it harder to infect.