The unfortunately monikered “Dr. Gizmo” writes for the Syracuse Post-Standard. We’ll overlook the nom de plume because Dr. Gizmo is a genius, we do believe! What a breath of fresh air! This is the rare article where the writer gets everything right. Read this:
“…the oft-quoted ‘3 percent’ market share supposedly held by Apple’s Macintosh computers is a false statistic. Leaving out business computers, the figures tell a different story – about 10 to 12 percent of the market for personal computers is held by Apple’s Macintosh.”
“As for the claim that Adobe, a longtime maker of Macintosh software, was ‘not writing new stuff’ for the Mac any longer, that’s simply untrue. Adobe’s Photoshop, the single most important professional-level program for any computer platform, is being continually updated; the latest update came last week.”
“The doctor reminds his faithful readers that spyware and viruses can be written to invade any operating system. The reality, however, is as sobering as a weekend in a drunk tank: There are 70,000 active Windows viruses, but only 38 TOTAL Macintosh viruses. Most of those, if not all of them, are no longer active. There are thousands of Windows spyware intruders, but none for Mac OS X. The doc believes Windows users are taking big chances.”
Full article here.