As some of you may know, I have been considering purchasing a lap top computer. Since asking for suggestions, I have come to realise that there is a new religion among us - the Cult of Mac. The purchase of a Mac seems to bring about a fervour in the buyer, so much so that they want everyone else to drink the Kool-Aid too and join them.
Don't get me wrong, I don't have a huge problem with MacBooks - I've never used one, hence asking for opinions - but I've been surprised by the crazy-eyed enthusiasm of its users. A complete random strange woman in Myer the other day interrupted me as I was messing with some MacBook buttons to give me a complete rundown on exactly how much money I would save in the long run by purchasing a Mac. While she did obviously have "geek cred" - I could tell by the giant Cyberman voice changing helmet in her shopping bag - I was still somewhat freaked out by the in-your-face love of the Mac interface.
Now one of the main bonuses of Mac appears to be its immunity to the viruses that so often infect PCs, causing Windows to crash faster than Britney Spears after a court appearance. So it is with a degree of smugness that I present the following story, that's just come through on AAP wires:
The first widespread virus targeting Apple's computers has been confirmed. The virus is hidden in software embedded on pornography websites.
It's the first time hackers have bothered to target Apple computers, reflecting their growing popularity.
Apple says a small number of websites attempt to trick Mac OS X users to install malicious software on their Macs, but they urge people to install software only from trusted sources.
Now sure, it's a virus that will only affect the sexually rampant, porno-addicted nympho Mac users who regularly surf analbandits.com in between Garage Band and iMovie editing sessions. But still, it's something. A small flaw in the almighty Death Star that is the MacBook. Although that's probably a mixed analogy, as I'm sure Mac users would see themselves more as the Rebel Alliance, fighting the evil Emperor Bill Gates and his Microsoft Dark Side.