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Old 04-18-12, 05:57 PM   #25
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Top that off with Apple refusing to admit there is a problem, as Rakeesh :: mentioned above. I wonder how long before Apple gets hit with the anti trust law suits and iLife, iTunes and Safari can no longer be bundled with a Mac. Wont just work then...
That's what always got me. Just imagine if MS didn't have to play by a gimped set of rules.
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Old 04-23-12, 11:31 AM   #26
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That's what always got me. Just imagine if MS didn't have to play by a gimped set of rules.
They do have Windows Live Essentials, but they can't legally bundle it in the OS.
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Old 04-23-12, 01:02 PM   #27
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yeah, because it was build and mantained by a smart individual. 99% of mac users don't have a clue what they are doing, and worst thing is that they all think that their macs are immune to all security issues.

noob that thinks is safe(mac user) is worse then a noob that knobs that there are security issues(windows user).


All joking aside, I will agree with the fact that if anyone, regardless of OS preference, thinks they are safe from viruses/malware/etc, they are dead wrong. Hope that the Windows/Nix users around here don't think that they are safe . . .

I really hope that Apple will step their game up. Tim Cook and company has a chance to change this.
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Old 04-23-12, 07:39 PM   #28
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Well in the case of Linux users they probably are safe.
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Old 04-24-12, 08:12 AM   #29
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Well in the case of Linux users they probably are safe.
They may be "safe" now, but it's not impossible for them to be infected ya know? But then again, it's not like Linux will ever take to the masses (if you don't count Android).
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They may be "safe" now, but it's not impossible for them to be infected ya know? But then again, it's not like Linux will ever take to the masses (if you don't count Android).
I think that the OS X problem is similar to UAC issues with Windows. Mac users are so conditioned to plop in their UN/PW so often that it defeats the purpose of elevating rights in the first place. We see the same thing with Windows.

Linux is safe because of small market share along with having the most anal users on the planet. For people who actually want to get work done and have applications work, OS X and Windows users, security is not the number one focus.
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They may be "safe" now, but it's not impossible for them to be infected ya know? But then again, it's not like Linux will ever take to the masses (if you don't count Android).
Oh they certainly can be infected. But like you said it will never be mainstream enough to make it a priority. Also, most people that run linux understand how their OS works, which makes them their own AV lol.
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My mac is clean. Phewww
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Oh they certainly can be infected. But like you said it will never be mainstream enough to make it a priority. Also, most people that run linux understand how their OS works, which makes them their own AV lol.
Very true. Internet protection all starts with the user.

"Why did I get this virus?!" Because you can't help but click on Facebook ads? Geez . . . .
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