Financial analysts one after another upgrade their price ranges for Apple stock, based on the assumption that consumers like their iPods so much that they will want to replace their Windows computer with a Mac.
This prediction is based on a Morgan Stanley survey of 400 iPod users that found that 19 percent of them expect to switch from a PC to a Mac, double the number that came out of a previous study.
But being a current Mac user I have mixed feelings about the masses joining the ranks of us who so blindly follow Steve Jobs. Symantec on Monday pointed out that the number of hacker attacks on Mac computers is on the rise now that the platform has become more of an attractive target.
"Contrary to popular belief, the Macintosh operating system has not always been a safe haven from malicious code," Reuters quoted from the report. "It is now clear that the Mac OS is increasingly becoming a target for the malicious activity that is more commonly associated with Microsoft and various Unix-based operating systems."
Time to buy some anti-virus software (which Symantec just happens to make). Or even better: show some real guts and switch away to a really cool platform such as Linux.
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Or they'll no longer be entitled to updates and bug patches