December 04, 2008

Apple Yanks Antivirus Advice*

Steve Jobs is a little bitch:

Apple Inc. late Tuesday yanked a controversial support document from its Web site that had urged Mac users to run antivirus software because the recommendation was "old and inaccurate," a company spokesman said today.

The document, which had become the focus of considerable discussion among Mac users and security experts this week, is no longer available on Apple's support site. Instead, browsers directed to its location display a generic message: "We're sorry. We can't find the article you're looking for."

"We have removed the KnowledgeBase article because it was old and inaccurate," Apple spokesman Bill Evans said in an e-mail Wednesday.

Bill Evans is a little bitch, too.

I prefer the explanation provided by the article's first commenter:

Apple yanked it because it's bad PR and that's all they've got behind them. They care about their users security less than their image.

When you're selling an overpriced product on the back of a cult of hype, PR is all that matters.

* - I wasn't impressed with the previous flame level so I'm asking for it double this time.  Also, while I'm knocking Apple, I figure I should link my favorite slam ever:  One thing PC users can do that Mac users can't.

His slam on the iPhone is pretty sweet, too.

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