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People rely on bloated patches for security?


I don't even have windows update turned on yet I don't get anything more severe than the odd tracking cookie here and there.
You've said this before yet really it is a mistake to not update your windows install. A lot of people have the misconception that they will slow down their system or take up drive space.

The reality is that nearly all updates are overwriting existing files, so you don't take up significantly more disc space and that most updates are just patching security vulnerabilities while others are adding support for new technology/standards or else improving performance or bug fixes.

You may not have had any malware that you know of so far but it is never advisable to forgo all Windows Updates. You gain nothing by doing so, there are only negatives to the practice.
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I put avast on some one computer so thay could quit buying norton. Some months later during a phone call they told me they went back to norton because they didn't want to have to register once a year for free protection.
I would bet they just told you that, and the real reason was because they thought a free antivirus could not be as good/safe as a paid for one.
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Most Dangerous is a pretty bold statement.

and the first thing that comes to mind is

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I'd say you'd have to be pretty irresponsible to get a virus on your Mac, I've been named for a while now (couple of years ) and have never had a security problem. Of course thats incredibly naive to say.
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I'd say you'd have to be pretty irresponsible to get a virus on your Mac, I've been named for a while now (couple of years ) and have never had a security problem. Of course thats incredibly naive to say.
You really can't get a virus on OSX - OSX does not execute arbitrarily downloaded code. All applications need to be installed, either by installing a package, or by using the installer, or by using something like Vise. All applications require the user to Agree to the install, to permit sudo to allow the setting of the eXecute flag - the exact same scenario that *Nix systems have.

This does not preclude trickery or social engineering, of faking out something that would make the user actually allow the install to occur, or to fake the user into issuing sudo - but by definition, such an attack is malware and perhaps a trojan, but certainly not a virus.

Of course, 600 MB "updates" simply show that OSX suffers from a great deal of bloat, and that the system itself has become very unstable and requires massive updates to keep it running. Of course, Apple is becoming all-pro at issuing such things in order to make older machines operate poorly, forcing people to upgrade; or using such updates to include support for new devices, again, forcing people to upgrade their machines because they bought an iPad or something. Such things do not happen in the Windows world because device makers simply issue a driver, and generally will choose to support a wide array of OS versions, like Win7/Vista/XP as a minimum - while many devices will have drivers going back to Win98SE or even Win95...
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Where are the Apple fan boys?
They can't log on - Time Machine and Spotlight are sucking away so much performance that they have a solid beach ball. That, or they are mesmerized by Coverflow...
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It is a pretty OS, but its just damn retarded to use.
I agree..
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Most Dangerous is a pretty bold statement.

and the first thing that comes to mind is

Same here
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I don't know if you feel the same way.. but whenever I hear people say "Once you go Mac, you can't go back!", I just want to hit them and say "WAKE UP DUMBA$$!!"
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