I love Walter Mossberg. In today’s Wall St. Journal he writes, under How to Protect Yourself From Vandals, Viruses If You Use Windows that
The single most effective way to avoid viruses and spyware is to simply chuck Windows altogether and buy an Apple Macintosh. Apple’s operating system, Mac OS X, is harder for the criminals to infect, and the Mac’s market share is so small that hackers, virus writers and spies get little thrill, financial gain or publicity from attacking the platform.
There has never been a successful virus written for Mac OS X, and there is almost no spyware that targets the Mac. Plus, the Mac is invulnerable to viruses and spyware written for Windows. Not only is it more secure, but the Mac operating system is more capable, more modern and more attractive than Windows XP, and just as stable.
Macs are as good as, and often better than, Windows PCs at doing the most common computing tasks: Web browsing, e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, photos, music and video. The Mac version of Microsoft Office can handle Windows Office files with ease, and it produces files that Office for Windows handles effortlessly. Apple’s computers are also gorgeous.
Yes! Tell it like it is Walt!
It has always amazed me the degree to which people value conformity over brilliance, beauty, and quality. The reason an investment banking MBA friend of mine told me he used a PC was that 90% of the world couldn’t be wrong (this was a while ago). Hello? Lemmings. You’re all lemmings. Get a Mac and start enjoying your computer instead of screaming at it.