Apple Macintosh offers relief from Windows viruses, spyware, and other infestations

“The vast majority of home computers run Windows, and that isn’t necessarily a good thing. Such PCs have long been beset by viruses, spyware and other infestations. That’s partly because Windows is such a tempting target and partly because Microsoft often borders on the incompetent in plugging up security holes,” Julio Ojeda-Zapata writes for The St. Paul Pioneer Press.

“Macintosh computers offer relief from all of that. Its Mac OS X operating system isn’t impregnable, by any means, but attacks on it are virtually nonexistent,” Ojeda-Zapata writes. “The Mac is appealing for other reasons. OS X is easy to use. Slick software Apple puts on every Mac gives you mastery over digital music, photos and home video. Macintosh machines are chic and reasonably priced for what they offer.”

“On the affordable end, I sampled an iBook laptop with a 12-inch screen and sub-$1,000 price tag, a breakthrough for Apple as it competes with Windows laptops costing as little as $600. With integrated Wireless Fidelity networking, a recent power boost and much-smaller dimensions than entry-level Windows laptops, this mini-Mac is worth a look,” Ojeda-Zapata writes. “A bit more money gets you a slightly faster processor, a 14-inch display and a DVD burner (the 12-incher records CDs but only reads DVDs).”

“In the desktop category, Apple offers what is arguably the most appealing consumer computer on the planet. Its iMac G5 seems to be nothing more than a flat-panel display until you look closely and realize all its innards are built into a svelte enclosure atop a metal stand. With the G5 processor found in professional Macs, it has power aplenty, too,” Ojeda-Zapata writes.

Full article here.

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