THE CASE FOR A MAC
It used to be the case that Apple computers were considered much safer than PCs – a fact that Apple gleefully used to its advantage in its notorious Mac vs PC commercials in 2007. It’s still true that macOS is harder to exploit than Windows – and it certainly requires fewer updates – but it’s far from immune. Security firm Malwarebytes has uncovered four new types of macOS malware this year alone, including one called OSX. MaMi; this changes DNS settings and prevents you from changing them back. Head to tinyurl.com/ybw5qznx to read more about the current evolution of macOS malware.
Macs are arguably easier to use than Windows, but this is somewhat relative. Anyone who has used Windows computers all their life may still struggle with macOS, at least initially. And then there’s the cost factor. Apple Mac computers are more expensive than ever, thanks to the weakened pound, making them one of the least aordable options. Frustratingly, macOS is still tied to Apple’s hardware. You can’t just buy a copy of the operating system and install it on an existing PC… unless you’re brave enough to delve into the murky world of Hackintosh builds, that is.