I know that some here are quite happy with their Apple products.
It is also no secret my disdain for Apple, the typical Apple user’s attitudes, and Apple’s products.
I think the only product that I have found useful and worth owning is the iPod. Â After having being urged to add the term “macitude” to the Urban Dictionary, I have finally gotten around to submitting it, and await approval for the definition.
Anyway Apple has been taking heat for the conditions that the employees in it’s factories deal with.
The Mac OS “just always works” and they never get viruses… I hear it all the time. I have had callers respond with the tone that I must be an idiot, since I think that it may be possible that their machine may need a restart or could be infected. It pisses me off to no end. Â You think that an Apple can’t get a virus? fuck off and do some reading. Granted, the Apple platform is nowhere near as easy to infect, does to its closed nature. Google three words; Apple, Flashback, virus. It was a virus that affected some 600k Apples last month.
Oh by the way, the first virus to pose a problem for Apple machines was created in 1982. It was called the Elk Cloner virus.
Apple (and Microsoft, Amazon and others) is moving toward cloud computing. This is is a scary thing for us old timers. What if you cannot get a connection to the internet? You are screwed. What if the cloud becomes infected, you are even more screwed.
When an iPhone, iPad, etc get updates, there is always the chance that it will toggle your incoming email protocol, from pop to imap. Oh, but it just works… until it doesn’t.
Apple is having to resort to more frequent updates, because they are not keeping their code as tight as they used to.
People in some respects are tired of paying too much for them.
Finding botnets running on the Apple platform is becoming more common. It is said that the only reason that Apple’s don’t show up as infected as often is due to their small market share.
The Chief Technology Officer at Kaspersky Â Labs declared that “the Mac OS is really vulnerable”.
Hmmm… will reality make a virtual slap for Apple sting like one in the physical world?