When looking at systems and large scale preferences how much does malware, virus, and overall bad people trying to take advantage of others have to do with overall acceptance?
Yes I was going to write virii but after a quick search I found out that its actually wrong. Interesting
A friend of mine (non-technical) is getting rid of his mac. He is finding malware. One of the main benefits he found in having a mac was not getting a lot of malware where as windows was getting quite a bit.
Then I look at many windows users who are leaving Facebook because of all the malware problems. I think back to other social media and how people left because of spam/malware.
Is becoming popular basically the demise for these types of systems? Is there an overall acceptance/rejection curve? It takes a period of time for the attackers to target a given area (and they wait for critical mass). Once critical mass is attained they begin attacking and take a while to catch up. Once caught up though they will always stay ahead. Forcing constant trade offs between security and usability.
Oh well I will stay with linux.