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retina® display can't see small tings anywayredface.gif.

 

About 4 weeks ago i discovered the whiplash 4592-b mall ware in my computer. I had a suspicion there were, but my health is to bad to learn and investigate. Fortunately no money have been taken from my accounts - yet.

 

So i started learning about Linux and now i am running precise 5.4.3 puppy Linux from a Trekstor usb stick, with wright lock.(bought through mp3-player.de)

 

It have been a lot of work though, needed some help from a forum but now it runs well.

It is still under development, and my computers memory as it came, were overclock too much for Linuxdoh.gif.

 

Most annoying there is very little printer driver support especially for my canon printer and i have just bought ink for next 3.5 yearsdoh.gif.

 

The cup Printer driver there are, uses much too much ink.

 

But now i don't have to have my computer overclocked any moresmile.gif.


Edited by G woodlogger - 3/11/13 at 1:29pm
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I didn't buy a Mac because it was falsely labeled as "Virus Proof". This isn't really surprising. It was only a matter of time before this happened.

I'm really curios to see how it installed itself tho. I need more details!

lolwut?

They haven't advertised it as "virus proof" since 2009.
   
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lolwut?

They haven't advertised it as "virus proof" since 2009.
That's what he's referring to! Apple said their technology was virus proof, and when it was found to be susceptible to attack, all they did was create a new ad and not inform their consumer base about securities.
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That's what he's referring to! Apple said their technology was virus proof, and when it was found to be susceptible to attack, all they did was create a new ad and not inform their consumer base about securities.

Yes I know, and 2009 is 4 years ago. Almost half a decade.
   
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I love it how people have some weird fetish about bashing successful companies wich make good products.
You only buy what you want right?

PS: My only apple product is a 2004 eMac so yeah, mucho hipster here.(And yes, I still like it better than my other windows computers)
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lolwut?

They haven't advertised it as "virus proof" since 2009.

Who said anything about Apple? I'm talking about the uninformed Mac fanboys.
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"You will NEVER, EVER get a virus on an Apple."

I work as a mac tech, and what I tell people when they ask, I say "Macs can get viruses, but the likelyhood of this is small.

*cough* Flashback *cough*
 
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i absolutely relish the moments where i can refute a client's claim that their mac is immune from viruses. the look on their face is priceless.
 
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impossible...... smile.gif
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retina® display can't see small tings anyway:o .

About 4 weeks ago i discovered the whiplash 4592-b mall ware in my computer. I had a suspicion there were, but my health is to bad to learn and investigate. Fortunately no money have been taken from my accounts - yet.

So i started learning about Linux and now i am running precise 5.4.3 puppy Linux from a Trekstor usb stick, with wright lock.(bought through mp3-player.de)

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It is still under development, and my computers memory as it came, were overclock too much for Linux:doh: .

Most annoying there is very little printer driver support especially for my canon printer and i have just bought ink for next 3.5 years:doh: .

The cup Printer driver there are, uses much too much ink.

But now i don't have to have my computer overclocked any more:) .

Post this in the Linux section on this site and you might get help along with explanations as to why Overclocking is "difficult" in Linux. HINT: It's because Linux is more stringent/efficient than Windows. Hence why the use of Windows on Netbooks actually killed off that segment before pads delivered the final blow. PS: Pads, cell phones, servers, etc. run Linux...says something doesn't it?

As for Linux getting infected...my understanding is that since everything is run from the bare minimal level of privileges a user would actually have to a victim of their own stupidity (AKA social engineering) and give the malicious program raised privileges before it could work automatically. Hacking however, is something every system is vulnerable to.

Don't know enough about OSX...does it do the same thing that windows does with privileges? Sounds like that might be it's problem.
     
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