#1 Is it not Linux that last week a company made a rootkit for? Just because something is non existent now or really rare does not equal the future. 5 minutes after this comment is posted someone might make the most infectious virus ever for the mac that goes live or they might not.
#2 OK do those machines you just named have idiotic users physically at the machine using it OR Administrators who know what there doing and not using it for menial task? I've not seen many windows servers that have been properly configured have viruses on them.
#3 Found one virus not a worm, I'll admit, called Leap-A while looking it up on Google which you have to download and run it but lets face it you can easily con users into doing that. Which if I remember was how a good amount of the popular Windows viruses spread. So how long until worms start like I sadi before just because it does not exist yet does not mean it won't in the future.
#4 I never claimed to care about anti-virus programs on a mac. I just said unlike a mac user I got something to tell me I have nothing on my computer not pray to the almighty Apple gods and hope.
#5 you have a point that also happens on windows a lot but lets face it if you were going to make a program to get the most wide distribution in as short of time you would pick windows so my original context holds up also.
#6 A car is not the best analogy to use because no matter what you do its still is possible to steal it. The biggest threat to any security is a uninformed user which is the way the original person I directed the reply to sounded and why I used a house.
#7 OK the 5 year comment was at Alexis Vallance who said in the 5 years they owned it not total years the OS was out. So please learn to read the whole context and the persons post it was directed at and do not show ignorance while calling someone else ignorant it really makes you look kind of foolish.
#8 Well as I have probably wasted a whole 3 days in CPU cycles on virus scans combined in 5 years on 2 boxes while the computers would not be in use anyways it doesn't really bother me. Now why bother bringing disk defrag into a argument about security? You call Webster and I clueles but last I checked Windows users know about defrag and its use where as Mac users don't know security holes exist at all.
I hate to say something you mactards got completely wrong. You think any time someone posts negatively about Apple's practices you think its an attack on the company (or religion the way most of act) that you so love. I'm not trashing the mac platform actually its the opposite I hope it doesn't become as popular as Windows to write the malware for, and I don't think telling their users how to make sure they don't get exploited or even that a security hole exists is hard but it seems most of you from your comments prefer to think its flawless and unbreakable but whatever its all up to you seeing your their consumer.
So please enjoy Steve's special kool-aid by all means.
And to do one correction my original comment I ended the wrong way seeing I was tired from work, the pile of crap was not directed at Apple computers but their practice of security through obscurity.