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ISPs use a lot of Linux in their server farms. E-mail headers, which can show the route of an e-mail from sender to recipient, can be spoofed, but the last link in the chain is accurate. So if a Windows PC on an ISP's network is spamming, the spam would go through the ISP's Linux servers, contributing to the high Linux spam ratio, Wood said.

"We're hoping to follow that up with a little bit more in-depth research," Wood said.
So if you take into account that a lot of ISPs use linux to serve mail you can see where that number comes from.

And again - it does go to show there is very little malware for Mac so point all your worrywart friends who just switched to the article.
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