RE: Computer System

Subject: RE: Computer System
From: "Joe Malin" <jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 09:53:37 -0700

Mac is an excellent option, except for FM, which you may be able to

The consideration for any hardware/software, IMHO, is a series of
* What expertise is around you? Harder to use a Mac in a PC shop.
* What hardware is around you? Using a PC in a Mac-only graphics shop
requires some extra work.
* What SW do you already own?
* What SW/UI are you *familiar with*? Are you ready to climb the
learning curve?
* Are you willing to lose productivity in the short term?

Given the issue that Jonathan states, I'd also want to toss my PC out
the window. Still, I have 20 years of PC experience and maybe 6 months
total of Mac experience. I'd be angry, but then I'd bite the bullet and
take action to protect my PC. I run Norton Anti-Virus every night on
every PC I use, and I've been infected exactly zero times as far back as
I can remember.

I hate to defend Microsoft, because their security standards were pretty
sloppy. Remember, though,that they're the big target. It's not clear to
me that Mac was any more secure, but they're a much smaller target.
Someone may have to correct me on that one. UN*X, too, has lots of
security holes I'm sure.

You may think that having to run an AV program is a poor work-around for
robust security. Perhaps. I think, though, that (in a variation of
Goedel's Theorem) no sufficiently complex system can be made immune to


Joe Malin
Technical Writer
jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com
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Frustrated with Micro$oft's Security Standards,


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