Macintosh “is far better than most people now seem to realize,” writes Paul Murphy for Ace’s Hardware. “There are three key reasons for this: MacOS X running on a PowerPC CPU is tougher to crack compared to the security and processing continuity issues affecting Wintel. In particular, the underlying BSD operating system has standard Unix security while the platform is collectively a smaller target for the attention of worms and viruses.”
“The combination of Unix with the MacOS X GUI and PDF based graphics puts Apple well ahead of Microsoft in terms of desktop user interface design and OS implementation; and, Apple’s latest foray into enterprise products, the X-serve and X-serve RAID data array (2.5TB on 2GB/S fibre channels for less than $11K), coupled with standard Unix networking, security, and shared filesystem access now make it possible to fully implement an uncompromised departmental architecture entirely with Apple products,” Murphy writes.
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