Apple Computer’s iMac G5 ‘stylish-looking yet powerful machine’ that works ‘efficiently and well’

“Apple’s iconic iMac has had an interesting history. Its launch in August 1998 came some months after Mr. Steve Jobs returned to Apple’s helm. The first Bondi blue iMac was a big hit. And it saved Apple,” Yeong Ah Seng reports for The Straits Times. “The second generation of the iMac, introduced in January 2002, was a flat-panel model with the LCD supported by a pivoted arm attached to a semi-circular base housing the CPU. That too was a huge success.”

“The third generation of the iMac – a single panel housing the CPU, the monitor, the power supply and the drives – has just hit the stores. Chances are that it will emulate the success of its predecessors, if looks and features are anything to go by,” Yeong Ah Seng reports. “Who would buy such a machine? Professional users may prefer to stick with their juiced-up PowerMacs with expansion slots, but home users looking for a stylish-looking yet powerful machine are more likely to be its customers. The fact that Macs are seldom the target of virus attacks should persuade more to turn to the iMac… Whether it’s used for serious applications or just plain Web surfing, the iMac does the job efficiently and well.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: “Seldom?” The fact that Mac OS X machines are never the target of virus attacks should persuade more to turn to the Mac.

17 Comments

  1. <img src=”http://secunia.com/graph/?type=cri&period=all&prod=96″ alt=”Impact Procentages for Apple Mac OS X in 2003-2004″>

    <img src=”http://secunia.com/graph/?type=cri&period=all&prod=16″>

  2. and ……. you also forgot to mention the fact that back in 84 was still a good mac too … it taught that if you hit it good the first time around … so comes the future with the same results i THINK I have the first post …. HE HE HE

  3. Oh, brother, MDN is either a self-imposed victim of hyperbole or MDN is outright lying. �Seldom the target of virus (Trojan horse, worm) attacks� is a perfectly objective and honest pronouncement of OS X susceptibility. Although OS X is much more secure than Windows there is absolutely no legitimate justification to suggest that an attack on OS X by malware is not a theoretical possibility.

    The greatest mistake in developing an operating system is to first deny that the possibility of attack is not improbable but impossible. The second greatest mistake is to illogically assume that past history is unconditionally reliable in extrapolating or predicting future events.

    MDN does a fine job of pointing out the flaws, failures, and ineptitude of Microsoft�s attempts to make Windows secure and Longhorn a commercial reality. You open Apple to scorn and derision by making senseless claims and biased observations. Additionally, OS X security has more to do with the tireless and dedicated efforts of the people writing code than anything else. MDN�s �implication� that these people are irrelevant to OS X security is an insult to this exceptional community of technologists.

  4. Anytime I read a newspaper from one of these Korean or Philipino papers.. I always find screwups…

    Something about ‘the best thing about the Mac is the physical design.. that’s what keeps Apple in business’…

    It’s the OS you moron… Mac zealots would NOT buy a Mac Casing with XP on it…

  5. Sputnik –

    Not only does OSX have LESS Secunia advisories unpatched than any of the Windows versions, but the security rating of those unpatched advisories is LESS than for Windows. Why on earth would you misrepresent the situation as being the opposite of that ?

    Also, the unpatched OSX advisories DO NOT inlcude mechanisms whereby access to OS is granted (hence, the low advisory rating !!) Try and be at least somewhat factual when posting, please.

    mac zealot – couldn’t agree more. Thank you for stating that OSX’s security is due not to obscurity, luck or Steve Job’s Faustian deal with Satan – it is due to the hard work of very intelligent people, at Apple and third party companies.

  6. The problem I have with Secundia is that virtually all of their Mac advisories simply parrot the details of the various security updates Apple releases – after the update has been released!

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