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New and Noteworthy: Latest virus Windows-only; Gates: Windows better for security; Bruce Horn interview; 20 Years of the Mac

New and Noteworthy: Latest virus Windows-only; Gates: Windows better for security; Bruce Horn interview; 20 Years of the Mac

Latest virus Windows-only A CNET article on virus prevention and cures includes a common thread in coverage of the latest major computer virus, known as "MyDoom" or "Novarg": "Within the first few hours, MyDoom spread quickly around the world. It affects only Windows users, not those using Macintosh, Linux, or Unix." More.

Gates says Windows better for security ZDnet reports on an ironic Gates speech at a Windows conference in the UK: "A high volume system like [Windows] that has been thoroughly tested will be by far the most secure." More.

The Mac at 20: An Interview with Bruce Horn For the 20th anniversary of the Mac, TidBITS editor Adam Engst interviewed one of the original members of the Macintosh team, Bruce Horn: "What I found most interesting was that although twenty years have passed, many of the original people from those days are not only still around, they're still producing great work. The history of the Macintosh is not only still being written, some of the same people are still doing the writing." More.

Remembering 20 Years of Apple's Macintosh In an ABCNEWS article, Matthew Rothenberg discusses the impact of the Mac on today's computing landscape: "Whether they value the Mac as a keystone of personal-computing history, as a crucial part of their current work environment or as a continuing source of creative cross-pollination with the larger Windows world (and the emerging sphere of desktop Linux), Apple watchers of all stripes have good reason to celebrate the Mac's anniversary ? and applaud Apple's focus on its core values." More.

 

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