Scott Granneman Gets A Visit from the FBI

Scott Granneman had a FBI Agent visit his class and accounts the experience in his column. This is one of the more interesting tidbits for all you Mac people out there:

Dave had some surprises up his sleeve as well. You’ll remember that I said he was using a ThinkPad (running Windows!). I asked him about that, and he told us that many of the computer security folks back at FBI HQ use Macs running OS X, since those machines can do just about anything: run software for Mac, Unix, or Windows, using either a GUI or the command line. And they’re secure out of the box. In the field, however, they don’t have as much money to spend, so they have to stretch their dollars by buying WinTel-based hardware. Are you listening, Apple? The FBI wants to buy your stuff. Talk to them!

I have also heard rumblings that the Government is interested in possibly building its own supercomputer using Apple machines.


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