Originally Posted by Andy Moore
Or have you considered that OS X is inherently more secure than shitty Windoze?
That may be the case but it is also the case that the vast majority of viruses are caught due to user stupidity in either opening something they shouldn't have or not taking precautions - the "it won't happen to me" head-in-sand attitude that also leads hopelessly optimistic people to not wear seatbelts or crash helmets.
I have only seen a handful of viruses in the last few years - most get filtered out at ISP level - and I can't remember the last time I actually got infected by one on any of the computers either at home or work but it was probably seven or eight years ago. Certainly not an inconvenience that would have great bearing on my choice of OS.
It's odd how Mac users always feel there is something to defend. I used to be much the same in the days when I had an Amiga - though PC's in those days were pretty dire by comparison.