Written by: Adam Christianson
Paul Murphy of cio-today.com has posted this great article. It explains why Macs are more secure than there PC/ Intel Linux counterparts as well as dispells some of the PCs are cheaper than Mac myths. Very good read. Here are some pull quotes:
The vulnerability exists in Microsoft’s code, but the exploit depends on the rigid stack-order execution and limited page protection inherent in the x86 architecture. If Windows ran on Risc, that vulnerability would still exist, but it would be a non-issue because the exploit opportunity would be more theoretical than practical.
…Macs are less expensive. That’s not what you see in the PC press, but it’s reality. The explanation for that, besides dishonesty on the part of PC reviewers going as far back as 1984, is primarily that Apple’s product cycles resemble those of other consumer electronics manufacturers, not those of the PC industry.
Great article. Lots of informed comments. Nice to see someone who writes articles has their head screwed on (Paul Thurrott not included).
I’m really tired of this whole mac/pc debate. Bottom line, if someone really is unhappy with their pc and wants to switch, they will. It’s a risk that many people do not want to take even with great articles and reviews. When I switched a few years ago, it was a curiousity first of finding a better computing environment. I’ve been a PC techy since 10 years old, and that was all I knew. I never had time to be creative, all of it was to learn how to troubleshoot and build pc’s. After 20 years of that, I am so happy that I took the risk and found a better computing experience. Fixing Windows and pc’s for businesses, family and friends was a waste of everyone’s time. So far I’ve switched a few more people over and they are so happy. Wish I could have all that time back. ;)
Very good article. I have been thinking of buying a Power Mac for a few weeks. After reading the article, I am more inclined to purchase a Mac. Now if Apple would hurry up and make any new hardware announcements. :)