Surprise! CEO of Intel Says “Get a Mac”

otellini.jpgAccording to FirstAdopter.com and The Register, Mr. Otellini, CEO of Intel, surprisingly said that people should get a Mac.

Otellini had attendees of a Wall Street Journal technology conference in Carlsbad, California scratching their silicon this week, as they puzzled through his pro-Mac statements. The paper recounts the episode as follows:

Pressed about security by (a reporter), Mr Otellini had a startling confession: He spends an hour a weekend removing spyware from his daughter’s computer. And when further pressed about whether a mainstream computer user in search of immediate safety from security woes ought to buy Apple Computer Inc.’s Macintosh instead of a Wintel PC, he said, “If you want to fix it tomorrow, maybe you should buy something else.”

While I’d like to believe that Otellini speaks from his heart, we can’t deny that his statement could really a public flirtation for Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs, who has been rumored to want a line of Intel-based Macs. Either way, you know things are really bad when the CEO of Intel is telling people to buy Macs for security reasons. The Windows OS is just so flawed, no wonder so many of my friends have switched to Macs.

7 thoughts on “Surprise! CEO of Intel Says “Get a Mac”

  1. It does give people a breath of fresh air to have a representative who speaks openly to the public. I think it’s a guerilla tactic by Intel to get some third-party attention.

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  3. at one time i had been handed down one of those old macs that still run ten years after its first release, never had a problem with it. now i’m stuck with 3 pc’s that go blue on me every and then. am so smitten with the mac mini i’ve written my aunt in seattle to see if she can get me one… am keeping my fingers crossed.

  4. The Mac mini has a magical look to it… so small, yet so wonderfully powerful. Intel’s said to be trying to make one of their own too… Hope you get one!

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