Sick of malware infecting your PC?  Run screaming to Apple’s Macintosh

“In running a computer repair business, I think I am seeing more PCs in a typical week than the average bear. And there are some trends emerging that I think are really disturbing. The spyware and adware people really are ruining the computing experience for a lot of us,” James Derk writes for Scripps Howard News Service.

“After returning a computer to a grateful customer, more often than not they will ask, ‘How did all of this junk even get on my PC?’ And more often than not, it was not something they did intentionally. A pop-up will jump out and say ‘you have spyware on your PC! Click here to remove it.’ Many people will do just that and WHAMMO you’re infected. More infections will build on those and pretty soon your PC is unusable thanks to hundreds of pop-ups or slowed down to a crawl via tons of spyware,” Derk writes.

“Removing it is no big deal if you’re comfortable with the Windows registry and some of the current tools out there. But what percentage is the computing population is that? I have to wonder how many people are running screaming to Apple products just for this scourge alone,” Derk writes.

Full article here.

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Study: Apple’s Mac OS X ‘world’s safest and most secure’ operating system – November 02, 2004
Sick of spyware, adware infecting your PC? Don’t fret, just get a Mac – November 01, 2004
Spyware plagues Windows users while Mac users surf Net with impunity – November 01, 2004
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43 Comments

  1. “next thing you know, they are gonna blame Apple for writing the spyware”

    It’s a conspiracy, y’know. And Bush is behind that, too, just like he’s responsible for acne, people tripping on sidewalks…

  2. mike prefers people getting killed by terrorists in the US instead of Iraq.

    mike doesn’t think anyone who smokes is responsible for their own health..

  3. I personally wish a lot more people were switching to the Mac than appear to be. Apple has to really start advertising Macs and their OS… but I preach to the choir here.. :p

  4. Yeah, and those Iraqi militants are all just a bunch of peace loving souls that would never hurt anyone, muchless support those that fly planes into buildings or blow up train stations.

  5. Hit iraqi (and others) -> more young iraqis and others join the jihad movement -> more terrorists -> more people killed in and outside US. So which part of this chain reaction the majority of American don’t seem to understand (or should I say care)?

  6. A high percentage of Americans believe in God. A ludicrous number believe in the literal truth of the Bible, which was written by man and selectively edited over hundreds of years for the benefit of the politicians/church (the two go hand in hand).

    Why are these people afraid of dying ? Won’t the terrorists get them up to heaven sooner ?

    [i[Priests and fools say
    we are but�animate clay,
    but rude vessels
    housing immortal souls

    But the dead only quickly decay
    They don’t go about being born and reborn
    and rising and falling like souffl�
    The dead only quickly decay

    It would be swell
    to see some folks burn in Hell
    but when they go
    it’s just as pleasant to know
    that the dead only quickly decay
    They don’t go about being born and reborn
    and rising and falling like souffl�
    The dead only quickly decay

  7. well, if your mom got decapitated by a bomb blowing your house to bits, you’d probably change from a peace loving guy to a militant too. And then some armchair asshole in the United States would type into an MDN forum about how you were a Terrorist from the beginning.

  8. G-go-spank-yo-self
    The Iraqis didn’t need terrorists to kill them, they had Saddam.
    As the mass graves have demonstrated.

    Hywel
    The same can be said of Muslims and the Koran. The difference being that American Christians aren’t preaching “Death to the infidel Muslims” in their churches.

    Stick that in your pipe and smoke it (then pass it on back).

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