With all of the clattering about of viruses for Windows recently, I've been very greatful for the fact that I'm on a Mac, and therefore immune to such things. Yes, I know that it would be theoretically possible for a Mac OS X virus to crop up at some point, but I've rarely, if ever, heard of a true Mac virus in all of my years of Macintosh computing. Indeed, I've often discussed the fact that Macs offer a higher level of security against such things. However, many PC users have countered by saying that this was simply because Macs had such a low marketshare, and they weren't inherently safer than Windows machines. Well, I now have an answer to that. Yes they are. Here are two articles that talk about precisely that, and just how vulnerable Windows really is, in comparison. From the Washington Post. From MacNN.