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Except that if everyone ran linux, that would simply become the new OS of choice for hackers and virus writers.
:D Too true. The corporate world used to instinctively incline to 'herd behavior' now they use risk analysis (of the 'bigger picture' variety) to justify staying squarely in the mainstream. Anyone dealing with corporates 1997/98 who had a 'text only' e-mail application/client would have had that forcibly brought home when HTML e-mail became the 'norm' virtually overnight. That would have been the advent of Outlook, I guess. And where the corporate world leads, the 'private' follows - tax effective employee assistance schemes facilitating/encouraging group PC purchases in the 70s and 80s being one of the factors (so the masses could get up to speed in their own time, no harm done to the bosses stock portfolios either ;) ).

But Linux servers aren't exactly a great leap into the unknown these days. Certainly worth putting on the table if it comes to that, IMO. [on edit] Not that Linux servers are anything like bulletproof. Seem to recall reading somewhere that the majority of hacked servers were Linux? Anyway, Google says

about 146,000 for compromised server linux
... which is indicative that such things happen (but not quite as many hits as 'compromised server windows').
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