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The irony is hard on this one biggrin.gif
   
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Apple runs Java for OSX.
Oracle does on Windows & Linux.
It's Apples fault.

Dude Java is a Oracle product so how the hell does Apple run Java when ITS OWNED BY ORACLE http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp#apple They just supply there own tailored version of Java, so yes I can now see how its Apples fault.

Anyways this is just another reason why you dont want a company making it to where you can only use what they want you to run. If they would let oracle update automatically like it does in windows this would be less of a issue.
 
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Originally Posted by Usario View Post

>2012
>microsoft office
I... just... what?

 

Office has 90%+ of the office suite market share....

 

The free *Offices (Open-, Libre-, etc.) are horrific. Literally the worst piece(s) of software I have ever installed on my computer bar none. I cannot fathom how anyone could stand to use LibreOffice without ripping their eyeballs out. Just, no.

 

The only suite even distantly useable after MS Office is iWork, but apart from being Mac-specific, its feature-set is rather lacking in comparison.

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Originally Posted by Solarin View Post

This hasn't held true for over a decade.


This.

 

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Originally Posted by Riou View Post

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Either way a Mac will always be the last option I would choose. PC all the way!
Only thing I've heard Macs are good for are video and photo editing.
PC's can do video and photo editing well too. It just comes down to how comfortable you are with each environment.

It's true that PC's can do photo and video editing decently enough, but--and it pains me to admit this, I deplore Apple--Apple does actually do it better for the simple truth that Windows is optimized for data and Apple is optimized for media.


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Office has 90%+ of the office suite market share....

The free *Offices (Open-, Libre-, etc.) are horrific. Literally the worst piece(s) of software I have ever installed on my computer bar none. I cannot fathom how anyone could stand to use LibreOffice without ripping their eyeballs out. Just, no.

Really? I love LibreOffice. I can work on a paper in school with their MS Office and then I can take it home on a flash drive and work on it some more with LibreOffice. I've never had to worry about formatting errors and best of all, the new LibreOffice can save as a .docx so it is fully compatible with the latest Office.

I'm not knocking MS Office by any means, but I honestly cannot fathom how anyone can have that strong of distaste for a product that is as solid as LibreOffice (when that product is free), the core of the product being nearly as good as MS Office in my experience.

In any case, does anyone else find it a tad ironic that it is a Microsoft product that is causing the vulnerability? tongue.gif
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Inb4 apple drops java support altogether like they did flash for mobile. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by InfamousLegend View Post

Right now the dam is starting to leak, in time the flood gates will open and they will have just as much malware as us.

Sooner rather than later.
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Originally Posted by Boinz View Post

Where is your god now? biggrin.gif

He died in October of last year.
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The irony is hard on this one biggrin.gif

Oh the Irony. Oh sometimes it is sweet and you want to savor it some more.
 
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Originally Posted by InfamousLegend View Post

That sounds more destructive than productive. Either way a Mac will always be the last option I would choose. PC all the way!
Only thing I've heard Macs are good for are video and photo editing.
Actually no, as the majority of users don't know what they're doing it'll help to protect them. You can always bypass it by holding alt when you open a file, so even if you've got that enabled and you want to run an app you know is trusted, you can. That aside, you can change to default setting to more secure and allow only Mac App Store apps, or less secure, and allow any apps from any source.

The benefit of running apps which are signed by Apple is that if it is discovered that a certain app is malware they can prevent it from running on the system, if I remember correctly. (To get a certificate from Apple for this requires nothing, you just request one.)
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Originally Posted by lem View Post

sounds like something that Apple users would have said about getting viruses/malware.
Either way the biggest mistake Apple and their users can make is to assume that some one-off solution will solve all their problems and they'll be protected from the evils of the internet once again forever. It's a neverending fight...ask microsoft.
Nah, anyone with decent knowledge of computers knows that nothing is safe. That aside... Gate Keeper is a step in the right direction for the majority of users, for everyone else who knows what they're doing... it can be turned off.
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Originally Posted by terraprime View Post

Umm java is not part of Apple FYI, they are owned by oracle. But it would be Java's fault for not having auto update on. And if they lock the OS like they do the Iphone I would have to bet you cant get a updated version of java automatically unless its Apple approved lol. That is just an assumption tho so Im probably more wrong then right haha.
Either way its not Apples fault for people not updating the java client to the latest. Its more of Oracle if they dont have a auto updater made for Mac OS, and if it does why in the hell is there this issue then?
And I find it quite funny they are using office to spread a Mac Trojan since the author is probably assuming if they have a windows pc they will have a Mac and if so BAM its in there once you hook that thumb drive in lol.
I never said Java was a part of Apple, but Apple distributes Java on OS X themselves.
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Inb4 apple drops java support altogether like they did flash for mobile. tongue.gif
They can't drop support for something that they never supported -- mobile flash. They've already removed Java from Lion though... you can install it if you want, but it won't come preloaded. (Not a bad thing though, as the version of Java you'd get would already be outdated and may have security flaws.)
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They can't drop support for something that they never supported -- mobile flash. They've already removed Java from Lion though... you can install it if you want, but it won't come preloaded. (Not a bad thing though, as the version of Java you'd get would already be outdated and may have security flaws.)

You apple people, always with the semantics. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by dodger.blue View Post

I'm not knocking MS Office by any means, but I honestly cannot fathom how anyone can have that strong of distaste for a product that is as solid as LibreOffice (when that product is free), the core of the product being nearly as good as MS Office in my experience.


I really don't know either. laugher.gif I just hate it. MS Office for life.

 

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Oh whoops they accidentally the whole Apple. Again.
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