Originally Posted by name='FragTek'
If it did make the transition over to end-user PC's the security level would definately be compromised as the amount of OSX users would increase by a boatload and hackers would start cranking out the viruses and spyware before long at all.
Possibly, altho the security 'should' be inherently better than windows as it is based on unix.
There are a few viruses etc on osx atm, but most of them are minor and have been fixed quickly.
I guess your viewpoint on it differs with how you see hackers/virus makers (as in why they do it).
I doubt the uprising of viruses or spyware would grow on osx as much as some would believe.
Look how easy it is to infect a windows system with a rootkit, in some cases it's a matter of installing a service/driver. Something which most windows machines wouldn't even question. Especially as they are initialised by windows components.
I don't think everyone would get on with or respect osx tho tbh.
*watches thread drift off-topic*