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Security Expert Winn Schwartau is 'Mad as Hell, Switching to the Mac'

Security Expert Winn Schwartau is 'Mad as Hell, Switching to the Mac'

by , 4:15 PM EDT, May 25th, 2005

Writing for Network World, security expert Winn Schwartau admits: "This is my first column written on a Mac - ever. Maybe I should have done it a long time ago, but I never said I was smart, just obstinate. I was a PC bigot. But now, I've had it. I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore." He has now switched his entire company to Macs, a process that "took less than two days."

What brought someone with 22 years of experience in the computer security field to make such a move? Mr. Schwartau says that it's "an experiment predicated on the hypothesis that the WinTel platform represents the greatest violation of the basic tenets of information security and has become a national economic security risk." He goes on to explain: "I don't need [my computers] to do a whole lot -- except work reliably, which is why I am fed up with WinTel." He cites a litany of reasons he's angry, from memory-gobbling Web browsers to reliance on third party utilities "to try to keep my PC alive."

He then recites a list of reasons "WinTel will fail -- and has to fail." Check out his article for all of them. And keep an eye on his blog, where for the next few months he plans to post twice-a-week updates on the progress of his switch.

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