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04 Jul

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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

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Posted by on July 4, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

One response to “>InAppletel

  1. Ari

    July 5, 2005 at 10:22 am

    >Ummm, yeah, I’m going to have to go ahead and disagree with you on this one. The reason why I disagree is not because of the hardware, in that yes, it is a separate endavor to write a virus for the Mac as a whole.Where I disagree with you is that being on Intel hardware will open it up to virii( virus -> virii; moose -> meese ). The reason why I say this is due to the nature of OS X, which is *nix based. Consider how many virii(or meese for that matter) exsist for: Linux, BSD, Sun, etc. Effectively there are zero(0). Why, you may ask? Quite simply, file permissions. Yup, that’s the bulk of it right there(there are other things too, but no single thing is as significant…except meese). At least, this is how I have come to understand it all.For more, click here.BTW: Mouse -> Mice -> MeeceIt gets confusing, but if you understand what a hypercube is, then you’re set!

     

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