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I am pretty sure Apple are not idiots and knew when they were advertising saying "virus proof", knew that it is false.

No OS is virus proof. There was just no interest in OSX.

Yes I know they haven't advertised it since 2009.

Or because, ya know, they were right. There wasn't a single virus on OSX (and to my knowledge still isn't). Again, there's Trojans, Applescript, Unix, and Java exploits, but no Virus.
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Or because, ya know, they were right. There wasn't a single virus on OSX (and to my knowledge still isn't). Again, there's Trojans, Applescript, Unix, and Java exploits, but no Virus.

I am not arguing about virus existing. I am arguing about OSX being virus proof.

Which is total Bull..
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Or because, ya know, they were right. There wasn't a single virus on OSX (and to my knowledge still isn't). Again, there's Trojans, Applescript, Unix, and Java exploits, but no Virus.

I am not arguing about virus existing. I am arguing about OSX being virus proof.

Which is total Bull..

Until a virus exists, then, well, they're completely right. There's been proof of concepts but never anything that spread through the wild, especially without user interaction.
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Now slowly slip away into oblivion apple ;p
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Apples are virus proof, do your research!!!
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I would say that Apple is virus resistant. There are the exploits and other stuff that are coming out more now that they are a target. They do need to get their act together though and make sure the OS is tightened up from all angles. Windows has been doing that for years and is better for it for the most part.
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Having worked at Apple and working at the Genius area, a great deal of the customers are there for customer mistakes. The failure rate on Apple machines is very low, well within the tolerances of acceptability in Consumer Reports. You can't avoid failure on devices, they are man-made and there will always be a failure rate no matter how well designed something is, or how great the fabrication process is. Not to mention it's a great service since people can just visit the store and 9/10 get a replacement right then and there.

Apple's make excellent machines for those who don't care about graphics, gaming, tinkering, etc. That means 97% of the consumer market. We're in a niche here. We're the odd man out, it's time some people accept that and move on from the teenage mentality of "Apple Sucks cos I say so."

Agree. While I and many others can agree that some of Apples legal moves are a bit wonky, that doesn't mean they don't have great machines. I have always loved my MacBook and MacBook Pro's, they've been solid computers that have needed very little overall maintenance aside from the normal stuff. And with the legal stuff, it's nothing that's hurting their customers. Sure they try to file for patents for stuff they're making, or innovating ( for the few here that actually understand that word ), but so does every company. It isn't Apples fault some idiot at the patent office has a hard on for anything Apple and instantly passes their patents.
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Or because, ya know, they were right. There wasn't a single virus on OSX (and to my knowledge still isn't). Again, there's Trojans, Applescript, Unix, and Java exploits, but no Virus.

Agree again. The good thing about *nix based systems is how they deal with permissions without being overly invasive *cough* Windows UAC *cough*, and while the Windows UAC can be turned 'down' a bit, you then render it basically useless at that point that it might as well be off. So long as they keep the privilege escalations at bay, then the overall system is safe. And on the user side of things, they make sure you install things from trusted and signed repositories, so unless those repo's get exploited, you're relatively safe. Assuming you use common sense and don't download random crap from the internet and try to install it ( main reason I switched my grandmother to Linux, her and those damn 'coupon' programs ).

But there's been few in the way of anything going out in the wild, mostly just theories.
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And my Mac from 2006 (other than a broken screen which was caused by carelessness from me and a HDD that died which could happen to anything with a HDD) is perfectly fine to this day. I do need to use an external monitor to use it but it still does work as if it was brand new. Before/during the time I had that same Mac I had to go through 3 other laptops that fell apart due to bad build quality.

Yea I have an 03 12" powerbook that is in active use today..

My daughter uses an 07 Mac Book..

I type this from an '06 Mac Pro

I'm in the process of selling an 05 G5 Quad that I bought new and used until I got this MP a fe months back..

Mac's do last

@OP so not so smart folks got some malware through Java gee there's a surprise rolleyes.gif
 
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whats with this about Macs lasting or not lasting?

Ive never had a PC die on me outside of normal items like the HDD.

Infact the only time something truly died on me was when my Mother decided to put her foot through my old Socket A barton. it wasnt pretty..

otherwse my Cyrex 333 mhz still runs, though im not sure where it is... and my opty 165 runs flawlessly too.
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I have 2 13" macbook air 128GB. Love them for the most part, really love the feel of them Vs plastic.
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