Letter of the Week: Virus-Free

In your August issue, The Photographer's Guide to Computers article by Michael J. McNamara, has this line:

From: Shawn King
To: POP Editor
Subject: The Photographer's Guide to Computers

In your August issue, The Photographer's Guide to Computers article by Michael J. McNamara, has
this line: "Apple's nearly "virus-free" OS X10.4..."

Please inform Mr. McNamara that the "nearly" isn't required. As much as "security experts" would have you believe otherwise, Apple's OS X operating system is not "nearly" virus free - it is, in fact, virus free.

As a matter of public record, there are no viruses on Mac OS X. Zero. Zip. None. Nada.

Your author writing "nearly", while seemingly minor (after all, it's only one word), is disingenuous at best and factually incorrect at worse and does a disservice, information wise, to your audience.

But, as a new "shooter", I still enjoy your magazine. :)
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Shawn King
Host/Executive Producer
Your Mac Life
http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com

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