Viruses . . . . . . . Anyone who has ever used a computer knows there exists things called viruses and their effect on the user machines range from slowing the perfomance of the computer to causing complete mayhem to your files and data. . . . . Both cases are true but the whole idea of existence of viruses is really not sensible. . . . . What I mean is . . . . These viruses only affect Windows based systems with both mac and linux being virtualy virus free . . . The conspiracy theorist in me tends to think the flaws are let to be so that u wil have to run back to them for updates and upgrades. . . At a fee ofcourse. . . . .Ofcourse windows’ popularity could explain the constant attraction for malware makers to create programs to compromise systems. At the end of the day I still use a windows based system mostly because I dont have limitless bandwith for downloading updates and programs for linux based systems. . . . . It is much easier/cheaper/ to get the programs from colleagues. . . . Currently waiting to try out windows 7 . . . . . . Hope it will be more secure. . .