Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mac Safety

I tend to keep my mouth shut when it comes to the Mac/PC debate. It's not that I don't have an opinion it's more that I know that there is nothing I can say to convince a Mac user that they are not the "chosen people" that they CAN get viruses, and if they don't take the precautions then they can run into the same issues a PC user can. I posted the following rant to Facebook on a day when I simply got sick of keeping my mouth shut.

Macs are no safer then PC's, in fact Mac users tend to exhibit more risky behavior in their computer use then PC users as "Mac users don't get viruses"

I also find it funny that you automatically assume that I'm running Windows. The next time you turn on your Mac drop to the command line, it's a BSD/Debian kernel clone. Any security Macs have is due to the hours put into Linux/Unix development, not due to anything Mac has ever done.

So, have fun selling your soul to Apple. How are those mandatory apple-only peripherals treating you? Or the Apple only software? Or the inability to upgrade your machine, or even fix your own machine, how's that working out for you?

I wouldn't suggest my worst enemy buy a Mac. Mac users are paying big bucks to stay blind, to stay ignorant, with their collective heads buried in the sand of "Mac safety"

Good luck with that.

Will it help? No, will the person the rant was directed at change his views, I doubt it. But every now and again it feels good to say it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Debian is a Linux distribution, not a kernel, and OS X's kernel is based on a combination of Mach and BSD; Linux had nothing to do with it.