Malware leads Windows users to seriously consider switching to Apple Mac

“Future Tense” news analyst Dwight Silverman says more and more Windows users he talks with are seriously considering switching to Apple’s Mac OS X.

The reason? They’re finally fed up with spyware, worms and other malware that plagues Windows PCs.

The audio report is available via RealAudio or MP3.

Links to the audio report here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Michael G.” for the heads up.]

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22 Comments

  1. Three different acquaintances bought new Macs, in the last week — one was a Mac user upgrading to the 4-processor tower Mac, the other two were former Windows users who had never used a Mac previously.

    Both of the former Windows users were tired of the whole malware fiasco that goes on daily in the Windows world, and wanted a machine that did not require constant virus profile update, or that were slow in booting because of required virus scans, etc.

    Niffy

  2. To: S.N.A.F.U.

    May it’s time for Apple to bring the Cube back. Mac Mini-like VTR-sized HTPC would be a killer.

    Most of the htpc boxes from PC companies didn’t get so good points in a Finnish test ’cause the non-burned-to-picture subtitles (used by Finnish Broadcasting Company[YLE]) didn’t work. eyeTV kicked ass on that area.

    Add two tuners, up to 500GB HDD (or 1TB), optional second optical drive (Blu-Ray or HD-DVD) and PCI-Express Graphics card (can be replaced by the user). Those with Front Row UI is like Mike Tyson against a nerd who can lift nothing heavier than his laptop.

  3. > He has budgetted $2000…

    How about getting a Mac Book Pro 15-inch and plugging in a larger monitor. It doesn’t have to be a tower to be a “desktop” computer. A laptop will give a bonus of portability when needed and an extra display if monitor spanning is used with the external display. If the price is too high, there are some nice refurb deals on the older MacBook Pro’s right now.

    Or even better, get a 17-inch iMac (the one with dedicated graphics) and plug in a larger monitor. iMacs can do monitor spanning now, so he’ll have two displays and the cost will still be under $2000 even with the cost of the second display added in.

    For $2000, I think there are some pretty decent Mac options. But I agree that Apple does have room in its lineup for a new desktop model. Perhaps there will be a “new Cube” (or mini-tower) coming in the future.

  4. Go the upper right corner of this page. Click on the “Special Offer” box that takes you to Apple’s bargain basement. You get a refurbished MacbookPro for $1349. Bingo!! Everyone is a winner. If they don’t like let them stay on a Dull.

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