I hope not

“BusinessWeek reports that McAfee has just come out with a report which asks the question ‘Is Mac OS X the Next Windows?’.” They appear to be attempting to scare consumers into buying anti-virus software for OSX. Blogger Arik Hesseldahl breaks down their claims: “First off, Mac users on average pay more for their computers, are self-selected because they tend to know more about technology than your average PC buyer, and by and large are a bit more affluent than those who buy cheapo commodity Windows PCs … When you take into account the ongoing growth in general PC ownership, even if Apple pushes its annual unit sales to 12 million or more by 2010, its share of the overall market will still account for about 4%, leaving Windows the far more tasty target.”

Slashdot | McAfee Feigns Fear at Mac Security

Hopefully they don’t come to mac, and hopefully mcaffee don’t come to mac. But if they did I would be looking to avg and zonearlarm to do whats needed to get rid of them, not mcaffee because I’ve had problems that mcaffee hasn’t been able to fix before.