Is everyone crazy?

Two big stories today that I don’t understand.  Can anyone help?

1. Apple is suddenly warning its users to use Anti-Virus software.  Apple has always recommended anti-virus software – especially to enterprise customers.  They do it because they want Apple users to be safe and for Virus makers to know that their user base is protected. 

Do a quick search on Apple Docs and you’ll find a number of them.  Here’s one from 2002Here’s one from earlier this year.  There are plenty more.  This isn’t at all new.

6) Check for Viruses
Macs are far more less likely to get a computer virus like Windows PCs are prone to but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. If you don’t already have antivirus software, you may want to consider making a purchase. If you have the software installed, be sure to keep your virus definitions up to date—you can find the latest updates on your software manufacturer’s website.

 I mean didn’t they used to give out Virex with a .Mac accounts?  WTF.

 

2. Also, Mini DisplayPort is going to be licensed for free?  It is a VESA-approved open standard that Apple has no control over.  Displayport has 20 pins.  Mini DisplayPort has 20 pins.   The "mini" isn’t any sort of technology.  It is just an adapter.  It is like saying I am going to license mini-USB adapters.  4 pin to 4 pin. 

Apple may want to help other companies make parts for their hardware but they are by no means licensing the DisplayPort Technology.  Nor is there any technology in a DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort adapter.

Am I nuts?

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