Information Security Investigator says switch from Windows to Mac OS X for security

The “A Day in the Life of an Information Security Investigator” blog by an anonymous Information Security Investigator yesterday posted an entry entitled, “Would you switch operating systems for security?” goes like this:

Would you switch operating systems for security?

I’ve made this argument many times in my blog, but with the incredible amount of media coverage I had to touch on it again. Can you imagine a computer that recovers from sleep within two seconds? A computer that looks as good as it runs? An operating system that you can use without fear of Adware, Malware, Spyware creeping into your OS? Can you live without the daily fear of “Dear $diety, what virus or trojan horse is going to try to ruin my computing experience today?” An OS that supports home directory encryption with a few mouse clicks?

And the question I get most of all: “Hey Chief, what do YOU use on a daily basis for all your computing needs?”

The answer is simple, and I will continue to plug them on a periodic basis: I use an Apple Powerbook G4 Aluminum 15″ 1.33Ghz laptop computer, running Mac OS X (10.3). You too can experience computing nirvana. You’ll find it here.

Full article here.

Related MacDailyNews articles:
USA Today: people are switching from Windows to Mac because of security issues – September 21, 2004
The Motley Fool: Windows viruses, Apple iPod’s ‘Halo Effect’ may drive switch from Windows to Mac OS X – September 21, 2004
Gartner VP: Windows is the biggest beta test the world has ever known – September 20, 2004
Windows besieged by hackers; number of Windows viruses soars by more than 400% – September 20, 2004
Review: Windows XP SP2 ‘remains leaky, profoundly unsafe on the internet’ – September 17, 2004
Wall Street Journal’s Mossberg: ‘The single most effective way to avoid viruses and spyware is to simply chuck Windows altogether and buy an Apple Macintosh’ – September 16, 2004


  1. Can you imagine a computer that no one in the entire “real IT world” uses…

    Yes Apple computers.

    Wake up people are not going to switch to a OS that is not used. What happens when Apple is gone and forgotten just like the “twinkly”. Then what will you do with your overpriced notebook with no software and no future.

    OS 10.3 may be ok for some users but the future lies with the Longhorn version of Microsoft’s flag ship OS.

  2. I love that blog. I’ve been reading it for almost a year now. Now if I could just talk him into letting me become his “apprentice”.

    With my luck I’d get called to the table and fired. 🙁

  3. Sputnik, interesting name. It burned up in the atmosphere too, couldn’t handle the heat. In the same way Shoehorn will show that the future is passing by Microsoft.

  4. Douglas Schultz, I did not see your post, when I posted. but funny we both were thinking the same thing, but for entirely different reasons.

    Me: for the fact that the Sputnik was a “first” and “innovative.” (= Apple like) Yet, despite its early and spectacular success, slipped into obscurity and non-use as the behemoth (= M$ like) that was the USSR was unable to further develop its space program and achieve the moon shot that USA eventually did.


  5. I can’t wait for the first high-profile company to make the decision to replace their aging Windows machines with Macs, thereby slowly phasing Windows out completely. Sooner or later, a wise CEO or CIO will get tired of continually wasting money on lost productivity and have the balls to make that decision.

  6. What? You mean Sputnik truly believes Longhorn will actually be released?

    You know, with MS keeping the same product name does not mean you are going to enjoy – humm, nonsensical with MS products – the same advertised product of last year.

    And I was thinking Sputnik was a good clown. Too bad, just a fool.

  7. sputnik. What the hell is a “twinkly”? If you mean Twinkie, well it’s not going anywhere. The company that makes them is re-organizing. That’s something you need to do with the grey matter left in your brain. Re-organize and get things fixed before you actually go the way of the original Sputnik and burn up!!!

  8. Speaking of a Fortune 500 company making the switch to all Macs, whatever happened to that rumor about FedEx seriously considering making the switch? (It was FedEx wasn’t it?)

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