And another thing… Thinking about


And another thing…

Thinking about this question of operating systems and security has helped me understand a key difference. Microsoft’s primary customer is the corporation. (That customer has expensive IT professionals who use MS tools to manage a large number of machines and keep them secure.) Apple’s primary customer is small businesses and home users – and as result they have focused on useabilty and security from the get-go.

If you’re not a corporate user, given the reality of Internet today and all that it implies (security issues, data transport, common file formats) there’s very little reason to buy more Windows machines. Microsoft doesn’t really care about the money they make from you (they make lots more from the Corporate people) and they aren’t going to do more than the little necessary to make your experience easier.

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