the past few years i read and heard many times that the reason for
Windows' vulnerabilities and specially virus attacks is simply because
much more computers are running it and it could have been the same for
Linux (aka GNU/Linux)!.
First of all i'm glad that this kind of discussions are pupping up so often these days, because it means that Linux's
user base is increasing and it attracts more attention everyday.
However this point of view also shows its authors' limited understanding
of how GNU/Linux and Open Source community work. GNU/Linux is NOT
WINDOWS, yes they're both operating systems but they have many
fundamental differences. Lets highlight some of these differences and
see how they affect the main topic of this article.