I just finished reading all the post to the ZDNET story about MS being hit by a DOS attack. You know what all the talk about MS being un secure and full of wholes, is bullshit. Yes Windows has some issues, but even all the distros out there of Linux are full of wholes. I installed Red Hat and Mandrake a few weeks ago, and when I went to their OS update features, there were more patches and fixes than I see with a new install of WinXP. What about 5 months ago when it was found that Apache on Linux was flawed, and it came down to 80% of Apache web servers were not updated and were vulnerable to a very serious attack.
The whole issue that Windows is more likely to get a virus, well ya, because all those damn script kiddies out there running their Linux box are sitting writing viruses to affect Windows. If every Windows users suddenly decided to write virus for Linux and Unix, they would be in the same boat.
It all comes down to safe computing, we all have the same issues no matter if we are on Windows, Linux, and even Amiga. If you don’t protect yourself you are a fool. A simple firewall, a simple virus scan, why is that so hard.
As everyone knows I am a Windows users, always have, and until there is a Linux distro out there that makes me look twice, I will stay a Windows user. The only time I have problems with Windows is when a third party company has written bad code and gets dumped by Windows. And for everyone out there that say W2K3 is crap, I say, just try it, I have been running it for almost a year and the only problem I had was when MySQL failed and that is a third party app.
So use the OS that you are comfortable with, just make sure you keep it up to date, and protect yourself.