Antivirus company suggests home users switch to Macs

At Ars Technica, we are fairly platform neutral in nature. Many of us own and use multiple platforms as a matter of course, and so we find it somewhat amusing whenever we hear stories involving arguments designed to convince people to "switch" from one platform to another.

Nevertheless, it was somewhat of an event when Sophos, the Abingdon, UK-based antivirus company, released a statement in their latest Security Report that urged people to switch to Apple Macintosh computers. According to the report, "the continued dominance of Windows-based threats has prompted Sophos to suggest that many home users should consider switching to Apple Macs, to shield themselves from the malware onslaught."

At first glance, it seems incredibly surprising that an antivirus company, one that makes the vast majority of its money selling Windows-based software, would suggest that people switch to another platform, particularly one where its products would no longer be necessary. There are many possible answers to this question, but before we get to them, allow me to don my leather Felhide Cap (+8 Fire Resistance) and look at the statement itself. Is the Macintosh safer, and why? Antivirus company suggests home users switch to Macs

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 7th July 2006 2:52AM