Army steps up Mac orders; security fix reissued; X-Factor lawsuit?



  • Reply 21 of 25
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

    The sentence you quote above is marketing slight-of-hand .

    Apple states:

    ? "114,000 known viruses for PCs" (this states there have been x many total known PC viruses up to the end of 2005. It doesn't state how many are for Windows XP and how many have been patched. But that is fine, it's showing Windows being a more susceptible OS)

    ? "In March 2006, 850 new threats were detected against Windows" (Now for some reason they skip the first two months of 2006 and state how many threats were discovered for Windows Threats aren't necessarily viruses. We, as Mac users, should be well aware of the difference as we constantly protect and patch against potential threats but haven't needed to take extra measures to detect and remove viruses)

    ?*"Zero for Mac" (With the previous sentence referring to a one month time frame Apple could only be referring to that month while implying a much longer time frame)

    Anyway you look at it, it is still zero for Mac.
  • Reply 22 of 25
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Originally Posted by Abster2core View Post

    Anyway you look at it, it is still zero for Mac.

    I don't disagree with you; I'm merely giving a possible reason why Apple didn't say "Zero [Mac] OS X viruses."

    Why someone would be using System 7 is beyond me but I wonder if Apple used such a unique way to state this is because the OS X qualifier may be too confusing to understand for the average user and without adding it or some other qualifier Apple would libelous for false advertising. If my parents don't get it then I figure the majority of people are probably in the same boat. People know Mac but they don't always know OS X or how Mac and OS X differ from one another.

    ...just a thought.
  • Reply 23 of 25
    Originally Posted by bullrat View Post

    I'm glad to see the Army getting Macs -- but I guess this means we can definitely expect more viruses written for Macs now. Ah, well...

    Well, this is probably the other side of the coin.

    Someone else in this thread mentioned, that both

    sides should have kept that particular deal under the

    hood. True. Now anybody can see the huge yellow sign

    that says "Please attack me, I am here."
  • Reply 24 of 25
    Maybe it was one of these yet undeveloped Mac virus's that took down the British itunes ? Lets name it the "good taste in music virus " !
  • Reply 25 of 25
    Hellzapoppin!!!! This story's got it all! Server crashes! Teenage girls unable to buy crap song for a while! Millionaire TV tosser makes vague suggestion of legal action!

    Thank God for your soaraway super Sun!
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