Full disclosure here - I'm an admitted Linux user, and Android-based phone owner. I'm not prejudiced against Apple (I don't think?) I have an iPod touch I use regularly at the gym.
I’m a Linux user too. There’s a lot to be said for the OSS system, and there’s also a lot of pitfalls.
A lot of people complain about the walled garden approach Apple has in regards to the App Store. Personally, I like it. It gives me some piece of mind to know that apps have been tested and vetted before they hit my system. My iPhone is first and foremost, a phone. A critical device. One device who’s functionality I would not like to see compromised by malware.
It would really suck to have to start running anti-virus/malware software on your phone or tablet. Don’t you think?
Personally, I think were far too lenient on virus/malware creators.
I’m thinking summary execution is more in order.
But that’s just me.