see how i managed to come up with my own unique name for the devilish deal? nyahaha. *sigh* there’s no one to hear me. this isn’t a link to anything any of you don’t already know about. instead i just wanted to share my personal speculations on the whole deal.
the short: will using Intel processors as the platform for Apple computers open them up to the nasty realm of viruses and spyware akin to the trouble we flee PCs to Macs for?
my guess is YES, assuming the processors in question are x86 compatible. i think that the whole reason Macs have been so virus- and spyware-free for so long is that writing that crap for them was an entirely separate endeavor. and not worth the effort if a scoundrel was trying to maximize their damage potential. now that they’ll have the same platform, will these things start infecting Macs everywhere? a sad day that will be, since as far as i’m concerned, that’s the major upshot to owning a Mac. “set it and forget it.” if true, this thing could really bite them in the ass if enough people out there who felt the same way got infected and decided there was no longer any advantage. then linux would be the only safe haven for miles. i suppose it’s only natural that every sane and technically-proficient person eventually be forced to deal with the beast that is linus torvald’s baby. especially so since the TCPA is being implemented as i write this and our future of having to let our computer software and hardware constantly check-in to a server to verify that you are authorized to spell check in Word. ughh…future of technology is bleak unless the serfs rise up. ok, maybe i’ll post about the TCPA in the future to clarify this. but for now read for yourself the doom that awaits ALL computer users: TCPA