Dalai Lama, Mac User

Thursday, July 23, 2009
By OP Editor

Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is a Mac User

Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is a Mac User, Seen here with an Apple mac laptop

Tenzin Gyatso, believed to be the current reincarnation of Dalai Lama, is a spiritual leader, Buddhist monk, leader of exiled Tibet government, and a Mac user.

Dalai Lama appeared in Apple’s Think Different Campaign which celebrated the people who changed the world by thinking differently.

Dalai Lama, Apple Think Different Poster

Dalai Lama, Apple Think Different Poster

By choosing a Mac, it appears that 14th reincarnation of Dalai Lama doesn’t like viruses, spyware, or Chinese government mandated censorship application. His choice of computer is especially perfect for those in China. The next section explains.

China Mandated Censorship Application For All Windows PCs, Not Macs

For those still using PCs with their Apple iPods or iPhones, don’t you think there are already too many crapware preinstalled with new pcs?

If you are in China, the Chinese government is requiring a censorship application called Green Dam-Youth Escort to be preinstalled with all Windows PCs. The censorship application will constantly filter the contents of what people can read and see on Windows PC based on keywords, URL, image recognition, and contextual phrase recognition.

Not only does the censorship application restricts freedom of speech by filtering anything political, it’s also a security risk.

Researchers at the University of Michigan stated on June 11 that China’s mandated censorship application has severe security vulnerabilities. That “any Web site a Green Dam user visits can take control of the PC.”

Fortunately, if you live in China, the censorship application is only required for PCs running windows. Be glad you don’t have to install it on Macs.

Dalai Lama, at an address at Gillette stadium in the Boston area. Addressing the crowd of 16,000 on the path to peace and happiness. Wore Patriots cap. May 2009

Dalai Lama, at an address at Gillette stadium near Boston. Addressing about the path to peace and happiness to a crowd of 16,000. Wore Patriots cap. May 2009

More on Dalai Lama
Official Dalai Lama Web Site, Official Site
Dalai Lama inspires reverent silence, cheers at Gillette Stadium, Boston.com

More on China Government Big Brother Filter
China Filtering Software, CNN
Apple, Linux exempt from Chinese filter, Electronista


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