Wed, 18 October 2006
Today Apple announced that they discovered a Windows virus in a small number of Video iPods sold. The RavMon.exe virus came from a Windows machine used to manufacturer the iPods.
On the Apple website they stated:
"As you might imagine, we are upset at Windows for not being more hardy against such viruses, and even more upset with ourselves for not catching it."The idea that Apple is using a Windows machine in production raises an interesting question: Why? Is it being used to validate that the iPods worked on a Windows machine or is it a better machine to test and program the iPods? (Maybe it's a money issue and they needed a machine that didn't cost an arm and a leg.)
I wonder if Bill Gates has "hardy" on his wish list for the upcoming Windows Vista? I'm thinking about buying an MacBook but I wish the MacBook was more "hardy" and didn't overheat and shutdown. I also wish Apple was more "hardy" and fessed up to the problem.
Tonight I saw the Apple commercial with the Mac and PC guys. I expect in the next commercial the Mac guy will be begging the PC guy for help with virus and spyware protection.
Do you see a Vista upgrade in Apple's future?
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:42pm PST