a Mac-only virus would also have trouble propogating itself, since even if it fired off an email to every address in a Mac users email client, chances are high that the recipients at the other end will have a PC. .m Chris Price wrote: > > Also does the Virtual PC software help OS X to better integrate in a > > Windows environment? > > Virtual PC, bought by Microsoft this year, won't work on the new G5 because > of the new chip architecture. There appear to be no plans to do anything > about this. Macs networking is another issue. > > I too have never had anti-virus software on a Mac. The only issue I have > ever come across was a worm a few years ago that did cause some folks some > problems. Free software cleared it. > > I believe the reason for the Mac's relative immunity is more to do with > numbers of users than ease of creating viruses. A virus that created Mac > havoc might make the front of Macworld but wouldn't get a mention on the 9 > o'clock news. Also the Mac community is a bit like a club whereas PC users > just have a computer on their desk. > > -- > Chris Price > > -- > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt !