The Los Angeles Times has published two letters in response to their recent article, “No More Internet for Them: Fed up over problems stemming from viruses and spyware, some computer users are giving up or curbing their use of the Web.” MacDailyNews covered their article last Friday at which time we wrote, “The article goes on and on with very entertaining, from the perspective of a Mac user, anecdotes of Windows suffering, but amazingly makes no mention of the real solution: get a Mac. Unbelievable! For our Windows-only friends, there is a better way, so for more information about smoothly adding a safe, secure, powerful, and fun Mac OS X machine to your computing arsenal, please click here. If we may be so forward, you might want to take a look at Apple’s new $499 Mac Mini – it just might be the perfect machine for you. And don’t forget to bump the RAM up to 512MB, you’ll want it.”
The letters to the Los Angeles Times read as follows:
It’s unfortunate that the Jan. 14 Column One, “No More Internet for Them,” failed to mention Apple’s Macintosh as an option to unplugging. No viruses, no spyware and no speed decrease because of those gremlins. The statement “No one is immune” and then using Bill Gates as an example could have been restated as “No one with a Windows PC is immune.” The stereotype that nothing exists but the Windows PC shouldn’t be propagated in this day and age. There are real solutions besides unplugging.
The laments of Internet users mentioned in your Column One article puzzles me. My experience with the Web is overwhelmingly positive. I have had no viruses, spyware or pop-ups. I cruise the Web for hours without a glitch. Almost all of my shopping is done online, with few problems. The difference, I suppose, is simple: I use a Macintosh.
Soda Springs, Calif.
MacDailyNews Take: Both are excellent, level-headed letters that clearly state what The LA Times should have stated in their original article. A good job by both!
Related MacDailyNews articles:
Windows users giving up or curbing their use of the Web; time to get a Mac? – January 14, 2005