Mac Users, Welcome To The Club
A lot of people are users of Mac’s and they are very rabid about the love they have for their computer. As well they should; programs don’t crash, the computers can take a beating and they were impervious to viruses…note I said “were”.
Well, as many of us who are PC users know, viruses are part of the computer world. They shouldn’t be, but they are. We just deal with it. We buy a computer, get McAfee or Norton (or another anti-virus program) and away we go.
Mac users on the other hand, they never had to deal with this. So can you imagine what it is like to get your first virus? I think I recall when my first computer got one. I think my aunt sent me some Elf Bowling game at Christmas and I thought it was cute and fun, so I sent it to all my friends and family. Then all of the sudden, we all had computer problems. Since then, I don’t forward anything, AND unless I know the person and have run a virus scan, I open nothing.
I can’t say it is a good feeling. As a matter of fact, it just plain sucks. For as long as I can recall, radio stations have always used PCs. I used to always ask the question, why do we do use PCs, when Macs are known for being better with audio files, they are more stable and they don’t get viruses. The engineer I worked with said it best, which was a quote from an old Pogo cartoon:
So I asked him what they heck he meant, to which he responded, “Mac users aren’t ready for viruses. They build them, but can’t stop them. PC users expect them”.
He went on to tell me that Macs cost more and the replacement parts cost more. He pointed out that PCs are cheap to make and cheap to fix.
So I asked him if he could build me a computer, since he is so good at fixing PCs and he said, “No, I am a Mac users and only suggest using Macs.” His computer got a virus last night and he is mad because he didn’t down load the patch at Apple’s website before it happened. I laughed.
However, if you have a Mac and have not been hit by the Flashback virus, click here and get the patch to fix the security problem before it happens to you.