[QUOTE=debro;2636676]Technically, OSX is more secure than windows.
OSX is based on unix, a mature Multi-User based OS which isolates root from users, and hence prevents users from accessing/installing things they aren’t supposed to.
Windows was designed as a single user OS, and hence all user actions were basically trusted.[/QUOTE]
Even Unix been hacked so that secure is just a line people use…
[QUOTE=debro;2636676]In terms of actually fixing exploits, Microsoft has a much lower response delay and much higher response rate than Apple.[/QUOTE]
I doubt that they might be late but at least they fix it compared to Apple unless enough endusers revolt they won’t fix it.
[QUOTE=debro;2636676]Unfortunately much of Windows exploit issues are not even Microsofts fault - many exploits actually come from poorly secured 3rd party software, something that Apple doesn’t really have to deal with, because typically the MacOS is insignificant, and only a few major developers actually program anything for it, rather than every man and his dog which programs for Windows OS’s.[/QUOTE]
That’s exactly the problem their own unsecure 3rd party software cause there problem and then they attribute that to M$ lack of security. I call that a false sense of security. One controller doesn’t give much room for ingenuity or revolution in software programing or developement of new ideas and software to do more for more people. Apple more or less wants to much control of the software and hardware and that to me is akin to Big Brother…
[QUOTE=debro;2636676]It’s the same problem with virii … only a few hardcore major virii vendors develop for MacOs, but every man and his dog programs virii for windows, because windows is the majority market.[/QUOTE]
You can bet they are out there but they don’t release it because it won’t make money for them…Money is primary driving force to make botnet and spam Windows computer to make money.
[QUOTE=debro;2636676]In the event that Apple Mac’s get owned by virii, I suspect that most of the users would be at a total loss what to do, not that PC users are significantly more clued in. But on PC, you can find someone that can fix it easier/quicker than you will find someone that is a Mac administrator ;)[/QUOTE]
That is why you don’t hear people from Mac asking for help cause they either don’t want to or not willing to let others know they got a virus or malware in which someone could help them get rid of it. PC on the other hand will get a viral reply back with many people finding ways to kill the virus, spam, botnet…