Thursday, May 26, 2005

Intel CEO: Want Security? Buy a Mac

New Intel CEO Paul Otellini told Wall Street Journal tech writer Walter Mossberg that "[h]e spends an hour a weekend removing spyware from his daughter's computer. And when further pressed about whether a mainstream computer user in search of immediate safety from security woes ought to buy Apple Computer Inc.'s Macintosh instead of a Wintel PC, he said, 'If you want to fix it tomorrow, maybe you should buy something else.'" This should be earth shattering news in the computing world.


Tom said...

I suspect that if Macs were more popular, they would have the same spyware problems PCs do. It could be that Mac users are currently simply free-riding on PC users.

Chintan K. Amin said...

They certainly would have more. But a big part of Windows' insecurity results from Microsoft's unwillingnes to close open backdoors. Microsoft makes affirmative decisions to keep features unlocked as standard when the OS ships.