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Intel CEO: If you want security now, buy a Mac

updated 10:45 am EDT, Thu May 26, 2005

Intel chief on security

During this week's Wall Street Journal "" conference, Intel chief executive Paul Otellini was pressed by Walt Mossberg about security on the Wintel platform, to which he offered a startling confession: He spends an hour a weekend removing spyware from his daughter's computer. Asked whether a mainstream computer user in search of immediate safety from security woes ought to buy a Mac instead of a Wintel PC, he said, "If you want to fix it tomorrow, maybe you should buy something else."

by MacNN Staff





  1. Eug Wanker

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Exact quote?

    Heheh, that's hilarious but does anyone have the exact quote?

  1. history1me




    What's the exact quote? Is there any cofee? I need some.

  1. ebeyer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Go get some

    cofee. Then, when you perk up, you can get some coffee.

  1. urapns

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Exact quote

    Go here to see article
    Link here

  1. garmonbosia

    Joined: Dec 1969


    RE:Go get some

    He needs to wake up one F at a time. (smile)

  1. t_hah

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Exact quote?

    to the article

  1. nativeNYer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Yeah 2

    Yeah, I'm wondering what was exactly said too. If he just said "consider something else" he could have been talking Linux for all we know. Still, coming from an Intel CEO, this is quite damning to MS. And good for Apple.

    And who knows, with all the rumors of talks of collaborative work between Apple and Intel, maybe Intel will be supplying PPC chips to Apple after all. Perhaps they've seen the light and are slowly moving away from the Wintel platform. Wouldn't THAT be a kicker!

  1. rkadowns

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Intel CEO: Buy a Mac

    He says that as he thinks to himself,

    "As the all will soon contain Intel brains."

  1. beeble

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Intel and PPC

    Could Intel be looking at joining the PPC consortium as a replacement for their tired x86 line? I wonder. Since all the consoles are going PPC, even MS's, Intel must be seeing the writing on the wall. They have tremendous fabrication technology. How else could they have made such an architecture stay relevant so long? Could we one day see all desktop computers running some PPC derived processor? The possibilities are endless, and most of them would be good for Apple.

  1. J.W. Pepper

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Gerald Ratner said...

    Mr Ratner effectively killed the company in 1991 with a speech to the Institute of Directors, when he joked that one of his firm's products was "total c***", and boasted that some of its ear rings were "cheaper than a prawn sandwich"

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