Skip to comments.Apple quietly stops touting the fact that it has a virus-free platform
Posted on 06/26/2012 8:08:46 PM PDT by EveningStar
The half-a-trillion dollar company finally admits that its software isn't bulletproof.
(Excerpt) Read more at tecca.com ...
Since I've never been a gay Applebot, I've known that all along.
When did they ever tout that?
Take cover! AppleBots incoming in 3... 2... 1...
Apple didn’t have to, they allowed their bots to brag about Apples invulnerability to viruses. And for years this was true because all the hackers were concentrating their efforts on Microsoft. Now the tables have begun to turn ... the new challenge is being focused on Apple.
Good luck Apple ... not.
But the title stated they did. Even though the article does not.
Frequently the author of the article does not write the title of his article. This may or may not be the case here but it’s something that readers should always be aware of.
Didn’t base my comment so much on the article, more so on my observations over many years of watching the Microsoft/Apple wars.
The author of the article makes the contention too.
“It’s been one of the key selling points of Macs for years: Computers made by Apple simply don’t get viruses, right?”
Then the proof of that contention does not support the thesis.
“Formerly, the Apple website featured a section entitled “It doesn’t get PC viruses,” that included the line, “A Mac isn’t susceptible to the thousands of viruses plaguing Windows-based computers.” Now, however, the site section has been changed to simply read “It’s built to be safe,” and touts the built-in defenses the Mac has against viruses.”
So, again I ask, when did Apple ever say that?
I’ve been watching the beating you’ve been taking over the Surface. Thought you might like to see this.
well it wasn’t worth it when Apple’s share of the market was 2% or less. Now it is worth it...
PC: "Last year there were 114,000 known viruses for PCs."Your post of the video doesn't support your argument. The fact that the 114,000 known PC viruses do not affect Macs is true and uncontested. What about that is so difficult to understand?
Mac: "PCs. Not Macs." -- that is, the PC viruses don't affect Macs.
Pardon me, I didn't realize this Apple-bashfest thread couldn't tolerate someone pointing out the obvious flaws in the article.
Macs have had malware at an increasing rate for a couple of years now. The author just discovered it. Hurrah for him. I hope his paycheck from this sad piece of writing can pay for some more up-to-date research and a few English lessons.
As for the thread, have fun, see ya.
Nope, just a bored-and-jaded Unix geek, stopping by and getting yelled at. Enjoy the Apple-bash; bye!
No, actually it was someone else who let us know about your ad hominem attack with profanity, neither of which is welcome here. Your disagreement with an author is no reason to take it out on a fellow Freeper.
Sincere apology offered for the profanity. I was indeed aggravated by the article and my language was inappropriate.
The comment that sounded ad hominem was actually intended as tongue-in-cheek, but obviously came off way too harsh, so another apology offered for that.
Just curious, I take it that referring to FR Mac users as gay and bots (see typical comments in thread above) is not ad hominem, since those comments were not pulled? I thought the rule was that attacking the technology was fine, but attacking the person who happens to use it was not.
I am put off by such attacks, whether made against Mac users or Windows users. Am I entitled to request that such posts get pulled? Or is that considered being hypersensitive? :)
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