This CNet article cites this Earthlink study of 3+ million users which discovered a whopping 83 million instances of spyware. They don't go into detail about platform, but I'd bet anything that if they removed the Macs from the study, the average would go up significantly. Are there even spyware apps for the Mac? Even if Macs cost a few dollars more (though, of course, they include thousands of dollars worth of useful software), I think maybe it's worth the extra few bucks to keep a bit of privacy. Not to mention all the viruses. Or the horrible interface. Or the fact that most things just don't work the way they're supposed to. Sheeze. It must just suck royally to try to use Windows every day. I'd feel sorry for them if I didn't think they had made such a stupid choice in the first place.