Dvorak: Spyware and Viruses to Emerge on Mac

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Date: Tuesday, June 14th, 2005, 23:49
Category: Opinion

PC Magazine: “In his latest column for PC Magazine, John Dvorak envisions a scenario where spyware and viruses emerge on the Mac platform. Dvorak believes PC users will inevitably find a way of installing Mac OS X for Intel on their generic machines. As a result, Apple will likely release a version of Mac OS X for PC users, rather than lose sales to piracy. “To many Mac aficionados the uniqueness of the platform will be lost forever [...] The big problem that Mac users will have to face is the emergence of virus code and spyware aimed at them.” eWEEK columnist Jason Brooks shares Dvorak’s view on Mac OS X for PCs. He believes Apple will eventually release “OS X Unbound” — a version of its operating system for PCs. Apple will then face several issues, such as cannibalization of Apple’s hardware sales.”


PC Magazine: “In his latest column for PC Magazine, John Dvorak envisions a scenario where spyware and viruses emerge on the Mac platform. Dvorak believes PC users will inevitably find a way of installing Mac OS X for Intel on their generic machines. As a result, Apple will likely release a version of Mac OS X for PC users, rather than lose sales to piracy. “To many Mac aficionados the uniqueness of the platform will be lost forever [...] The big problem that Mac users will have to face is the emergence of virus code and spyware aimed at them.” eWEEK columnist Jason Brooks shares Dvorak’s view on Mac OS X for PCs. He believes Apple will eventually release “OS X Unbound” — a version of its operating system for PCs. Apple will then face several issues, such as cannibalization of Apple’s hardware sales.”

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