Reply to post: Re: If Only Google Could Get A Handle On Their Own Security Problems

Antivirus tools are a useless box-ticking exercise says Google security chap

Teiwaz Silver badge

Re: If Only Google Could Get A Handle On Their Own Security Problems

There's your solution right there.

Have the OS market totally fragmented to under 2% market share with s/w binaries totally unable to run on other systems. No takers? Didn't think so.

Back in the 2000's the primary way of getting s/w onto linux was compilation yourself (a lot of that decade I was still on dial-up for a start, less fuss to pick up a Original DVD every six months) plus the userbase was generally more IT aware, still is, compared to the Windows user base, but there are more non-techies using it than there used to be.

The vast majority was the userbase, but how convenient an OS is to use plays a large part too, and 'Linux in the 2000's was rather inconvenient to use as a desktop OS. Didn't put me off one iota.

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