“What [if] the government admitted… that they were too dependent on Microsoft and needed to diversify? Well what do you suppose they’ll do? Buy Dell or some other IBM clone that uses, you guessed it, windows operating systems,” writes Alan Fein for Axcess Business News in his article, “Windows’ Government Worm Attack No Match for Mac.”
[Okay, we admit it, Alan refers to Mac as, “MAC,” throughout his sometimes incoherently written article (even in the title, ouch!), but we’re fixing it for him gratis; you’ll find out why later. He also includes such passages as, “…I got to work and spent the next six hours getting rid of a virus I that had a name but I couldn’t find it anywhere on the net,” which we think means something like “I spent six hours getting rid of a virus. I knew the name, but couldn’t find information about it anywhere on the ‘Net.” There are other examples, like, “If I could only get that url open I’d of used that software.” We believe he means, “If I could only get that URL open I would have used that software.” We wish he would use commas before the word “but,” but we digress; he writes as if severely agitated by Windows worms into a state of pure Dyslexia and that’s good enough for us.]
Alan describes his latest Windows nightmare and then says he found out afterwards that, “The U.S. Department of State computers running Windows had to be shut down because of the Welchia virus… Steve Ballmer who recently said he was humbled by the outbreak of viruses probably has a Mac at home. At least it’s stable and you can use it… Ballmer and Gates should have been picked up by those guys in dark suits and sunglasses and taken to the State Department and told they had to personally fix all the computers on the State Department’s OpenNet system within 24 hours or they’d get 50 years each hard labor at Levenworth. Bet they’d fix those security problems then, eh?”
And then, in closing, Alan lays it on us (which is why we fixed his “MAC” references without a [sic] anywhere), “For my money? I’m switching to a Mac. Maybe if Mr. Jobs was really clever, he’d give President Bush and his whole family free Macs. If the Bush’s could see the forest before the trees the next thing you know there’d Apple logos all over Capitol Hill.”
Poor Alan, even when he’s right, he’s partially wrong. Mr. Jobs is clever, you see, President George W. Bush already uses a Mac and we bet his whole family probably does as well. So, the Bushes have probably “seen the forest before the trees” on this one. Still, welcome to the Mac party, Alan, enjoy!
Read Alan’s full article here.
Semi-related MacDailyNews article:
The Mac is Bush to Windows’ Clinton – October 25, 2002