Mac or PC? Windows' security issues help users choose

Friday, 24 September 2004, 12:10 AM EST

The message I get is that people are fed up with the vulnerability of Windows. They are increasingly willing to consider other options. And, for whatever reasons, Apple's Macintosh and Linux-based computers hardly get infected or invaded at all.

My in-box is proof that hackers and virus writers know no bounds. They are filling Windows computers worldwide with pop-up ads and spyware, which can steal information from your hard drive. They're sending out viruses that outright destroy PCs, often taking out valuable digital files with it.

By Kevin Maney at MacNewsWorld.

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