Linux vs. Windows Viruses

October 07, 2003


SecurityFocus NEWSLETTERS Columnists: Linux vs. Windows Viruses

A GREAT article on why Linux is better than Windows when it comes to viruses. Here's a quote:

"There are about 60,000 viruses known for Windows, 40 or so for the Macintosh, about 5 for commercial Unix versions, and perhaps 40 for Linux. Most of the Windows viruses are not important, but many hundreds have caused widespread damage. Two or three of the Macintosh viruses were widespread enough to be of importance. None of the Unix or Linux viruses became widespread - most were confined to the laboratory."

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