Help, Guides, and News on making the Switch To Apple Macintosh Computers
In a somewhat surprise move, Symantec's CEO John Thompson, recommended that people use Macs instead of PCs. The following is taken from the CNet article:
"We think more people ought to buy them," Thompson said of Apple's Macintosh computers, in response to a question from the audience at the Future in Review conference on Monday. The "target-rich" environment created by Windows vulnerabilities means that virus writers and hackers have set their sights on Windows PCs, he said."
I find Thompson's statement to be quite surprising as it comes from a CEO whose company earns a significant percentage of its revenues and profits from the sale of the above mentioned security products. Why would he make such a statement?
- Have Thompson and other executives at Symantec realized that keeping up with the virus writers is just too difficult?
- Is it a strike at Microsoft’s attempt to enter the Windows security software vertical?
- Is a vote of confidence in the OS X security implementation?