"Just chuck Windows..."

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Batesie1, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. Batesie1 macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2003
    Westchester County, NY
    This was in the Wall St. Journal today. Couldn't find a copy of the article online, so here are a few key paragraphs for you guys to peruse =):

    - By Walter S Mossberg

    ... The single most effective way to avoid viruses and spyware is to simply chuck Windows altogether and buy an Apple Macintosh. Apple's operating system, Mac OS X, is harder for the criminals to infect, and the Mac's market share is so small that hackers, virus writers, and spies get little thrill, financial gain or publicity from attacking the platform.

    There has never been a successful virus written for Mac OS X, and there is almost no spyware that targets the Mac. Plus, the Mac is invulnerable to viruses and spyware written for Windows. Not only is it more secure, but the Mac operating system is more capable, more modern and more attractive than Windows XP, and just as stable.

    Macs are as good as, and often better than, Windows PCs at doing the most common computing tasks, Web browsing, e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, photos, music and video. The Mac version of Microsoft office can handle Windows Office files with ease, and it produced files that Office for Windows handles effortlessly. Apple's computers are also gorgeous....

    Right on!

  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Which would soon change if everyone did as the article suggests. If OS X was the largest target, it would be targetted just as hard as Windows currently is :rolleyes:
  3. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2003
    Home of Al-Qaida
  4. bcsmith macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2004
    Oaktown, CA
    Here's the link

    Here's the link.

    I think that you need to be registered, though.

    My favorite quote:


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