Threats don't diminish Mac's reputation

The recent threats to Apple Computer Inc.'s Mac OS X operating system are probably just the beginning, according to the results of a live online poll on But users interviewed this week remain convinced that on the whole, the Mac's security is rock solid.

Despite that, they also expect Microsoft Windows to remain the dominant operating system among enterprises -- at least for now. Security is important, they say, but so is manageability.

As of late Friday, 52% of those responding to the poll said more Mac OS X attacks are inevitable and will probably get worse. Twenty-six percent said it's too early to tell what will happen while 21% believe the appearance of Mac-based malcode is a fluke that will have little affect on the operating system in the long run. Threats don't diminish Mac's reputation

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 27th February 2006 8:55PM