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Old 07-19-2011, 05:12 PM   #7
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Exclamation Re: the lack of free software in specialized areas
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Originally Posted by Inanimate Carbon Rod View Post
Most virus's require you to install them regardless of OS.
Then it's not a virus, in the traditional sense. The idea of viruses is that they should self-execute and self-replicate (like a biological virus, hence the name). What you're referring to is a trojan. Trojans are not an operating system exploit, because the act of installing them gives them full system privileges anyway, so any monkey can write a trojan for any system without a lot of effort.

The market share argument isn't convincing, because it says that basically no-one will care about targeting your platform until you have a critical number of users - which needs more thorough explanation. It's not close to being axiomatic.
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