Rumor: FedEx considering switch to Mac due to Windows viruses

“According to one unconfirmed source, Federal Express may be looking to make a significant purchase of Macs to replace their current PCs,” MacRumors.com reports. “Reportedly, the move is under consideration due to the recent wave of viruses that have swept the PC world.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: If this turns out to be factual, it would make HP’s announcement of rebranding Apple’s iPod seem like minor news. In other words, this would be HUGE!

114 Comments

  1. Man… THAT would get the business world to investigate why their IT chimps haven’t explored mac as a viable alternative. FedEx?!?! Geez. I’m just stunned at the prospect.

  2. It’s from Macrumors, so take with a pinch of salt for the moment. Still, even if FedEx are just looking to insert a few Macs to keep their business running when their Windows machines are out of action, this would be incredible news for Apple if it comes to something.

  3. Ridiculous.

    Massive MCSE zombie staff.
    Massive investment in Intel based equipment.

    Not that it couldn’t be done, but it would require “Thinking Different” on a scale that hasn’t been seen since Copernicus tried to convince Christians that the Earth revolved around the Sun.

  4. “Not that it couldn’t be done, but it would require “Thinking Different” on a scale that hasn’t been seen since Copernicus tried to convince Christians that the Earth revolved around the Sun.”

    Yeah, right, the Earth goes round the Sun does it? Ha ha, very funny. Next you’ll be telling me it isn’t flat.

  5. MacRumors isn’t exactly the most reliable source of information and they don’t quote any particular sources as to how they came up with this, so I too will take this with a big grain of salt. However, if it did turn out to be true, this would indeed be huge. The critics certainly couldn’t use the baseless logic that Macs can’t power a large business anymore for damn sure.

  6. “Ha ha, very funny. Next you’ll be telling me it isn’t flat.”

    No, of course it is not flat. Anybody who has seen mountains and canyons can tell that. Earth is like a bumpy blueberry pancake with extra maple syrup (Hmmmm, pancake! *drool*). While we are talking science, let me tell you gravity is a myth too.

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  7. A significant purchase of Macs could mean anything. With a company the size of Fedex, switching their marketing department to Macs could involve a significant purchase.

    It almost surely does not mean servers or mission-critical machines. It’s probably a group of people who receive a lot of email attachments and cannot just delete them without reading them.

  8. Nobody <b>”While we are talking science, let me tell you gravity is a myth too.”<b>

    Oh I know that. If you look really closely, everything is covered in tiny pieces of Velcro�, except the Sun, which is kept in orbit by an enormous Jai Alai scoop.

  9. “The Earth goes round the Sun? That’s just not Biblically correct!”
    – Jerry Falwell

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