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After what has been rather frantic session of debate over here at The Apple Blog, the rest of the world has started to really discuss what’s going on after the surprise introduction of Boot Camp. Amongst the wider discussion is this article by usatoday.com. Now I’m […]

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After what has been rather frantic session of debate over here at The Apple Blog, the rest of the world has started to really discuss what’s going on after the surprise introduction of Boot Camp.

Amongst the wider discussion is this article by usatoday.com. Now I’m English and don’t really have a grasp of how big these guys are, but what I do know is that they’ve included a couple of quotes by two of our contributors, and even mentioned us by name:

Sam Aaron, a British doctoral candidate and blogger, says Mac fans will oppose Boot Camp. “But it’s just fanatics performing their usual Windows hatred mania. In the past, they ranted about the release of iTunes for the PC, too.”

But Rich Trouton, a Mac fan who blogs about Apple at the unaffiliated theappleblog.com, says they should. Apple Macs are known to be virtually virus free. If users could run Microsoft programs, he says, “but be able to skip the viruses and the spyware, that’d be a huge support burden that would be substantially lessened.”

Now that’s cool.

  1. USA Today is a national newspaper so it is big. Congrats!

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  2. Yes, now that is news worthy! Congrats! I’m jealous.

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  3. Does anyone know if this thing gets printed? If so I’d really love to get my mittens on a copy of the article. Of course I’d be very happy to pay postage costs to the UK…

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  4. Congratulations! :)

    As regards getting the magazine, if you live in a large city, you should be able to get USA Today at the news stand.

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  5. It’s all over on the coasts, and big in the Chicago area (because the Chicago papers suck). If you’re in a hotel, they usually have it.

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  6. I think he was asking if he can get a copy in England.

    I’d imagine you could get a copy at the US Embassy, but otherwise send your particulars to quidire at gmail dot com and I’d be happy to ship you one.

    It’s a widespread newspaper in hotels, but it is not one of the Big Three (Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal) in terms of investigative credibility. It has lower subscription circulation than the big three, but is the only newspaper that you can assume you will be able to get anywhere (any news stand, home delivery no matter where you are, etc) in the US. It is well known for it’s conservative bias and somewhat cartoonish approach to conveying news.

    All the same, it is quite high-profile as a mention, you should be proud!

    -RS

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  7. Sam,

    I’ll send you a copy hot off the newstand. Email me your address.

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  8. Yeah, congrats… except for the whole sounding like an idiot part. Viruses, and spyware are software exploits. Changing the hardware on which you are running windows is in no way going to aleviate malware.

    Your quotation was also used in a story from yahoo found here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/20060406/tc_usatoday/appleopensitselftowindows

    However they get someone in that doesn’t have his head up his ass to refute your studidity:

    But Rich Trouton, a Mac fan who blogs about Apple at the unaffiliated theappleblog.com, says they should. Apple Macs are known to be virtually virus free. If users could run Microsoft programs, he says, “but be able to skip the viruses and the spyware, that’d be a huge support burden that would be substantially lessened.”

    That could change with Mac users putting Windows on their computers, say security experts. Macs have been generally safe because there are so few that hackers haven’t focused on them.

    “When you’re running Windows on a Mac, you’re as vulnerable as any Windows user,” says Larry Seltzer, security center editor at news site eWeek.com. “An interesting question is, would a malicious Windows program affect Mac files on the same computer? It’s theoretically possible but extremely difficult to pull off and would reach a very small audience in the Mac market.”

    Thank you Larry Setzer for telling this moron what’s up. By running Windows on a Mac you aren’t making your Windows environment more stable… just making your OSX environment less stable.

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  9. Yeah, congrats.

    A national newspaper, and a news site read by the entire English speaking world. If Yahoo translated this story to French and Spanish then 80% of the world would be able to go online and learn how stupid you are.

    Definitely make sure you get a copy of that article. You want to be able to show your grandkids, that at one point, you embarassed yourself to the whole world.

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  10. Aw, Billy Bob and John feel left out of the USA today….

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