“Windows XP has so many holes in its security that any reasonable user will conclude it was designed by the same German officer who created the prison compound in “Hogan’s Heroes.” On a regular basis, Microsoft learns of new holes and releases updates that close ’em. But they work only if you download and install them. The patch for SoBig and Blaster was released weeks before the worms were,” writes Andy Ihnatko for The Chicago Sun-Times.
“I’m getting tired of this. None of my Macs have ever been infected by any form of digital nastiness. Ditto for my Linux boxes. I know Linux and the Mac OS attracts its share of maladjusted jerks just like Windows does; surely my other machines would have been infected with something by now if these operating systems weren’t fundamentally secure,” writes Ihnatko.
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