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I don't understand why Apple has to dumb down everything for their customers. It seems like everyone's doing it nowadays.
no kidding...
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Uh. Huh.

I'd like to introduce you to some of my fellow car drivers in NowHere. Squirrels have a higher IQ.
So are you saying squirrels in you area can drive cars and are smarter than the people? Are you literally saying that? Literally?
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So are you saying squirrels in you area can drive cars and are smarter than the people? Are you literally saying that? Literally?
Driving has nothing to do with IQ, sadly.
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I do many dangerous things every day, so using a mac would be the least of my worries.

I would never own a mac because of the premium $$ for an average sytem. I couldn't care less about the security, GUI, or how "dumbed downed" it is.

The dumbing down is really a trend for everything these days. I personally think Windows 7 has been too "dumbed down". Especially the UAC. The first thing you have to do is turn that crap off or you'll go insane.
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The "It just works" slogan is designed for secrecy.
People that are busy generally like to get a new computer and not *%^( around with it for days to get it working properly.
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People that are busy generally like to get a new computer and not *%^( around with it for days to get it working properly.
I wouldn't reccomend slackware to them then... lol
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Agreed, Jobs old statement that you don't need AV on a Mac always seemed very unwise to me. His fanboys hang on his every word and will believe that stuff, even if it advocates less safe behavior. Is the risk of a virus on a Mac less than on Windows? Sure, probably significantly less...but it's not zero.



I don't understand why people that dislike Apple assume that something is being "dumbed down". Interfaces that hide the junk that almost nobody cares about is NOT dumbing anything down, it is streamlining. How exactly is it "dumbing down" that every app on a Mac is essentially auto-integrated with every other app? That increases your productivity...but is it "dumbed down" that I don't have to launch iTunes separately when I'm working in iMovie?

I swear...if some of you were around back at the time, you would be complaining that the introduction of automatic transmissions was dumbing down our cars. Real drivers use standard shifts...





Hey! Where are the brand new OCNers acting like snide little children? Oh, there they are.



Thank you. Some of my most hardcore employees do all of their "real work" on a Mac precisely because of the Unix underpinnings.



That's basically the same as Windows UAC though, right? The problem is that Average Joe Clueless (or quite often, Average Joe Teenager Using Dad's Computer) doesn't always think about what he's installing. Hey, a free game! That's not a virus, I meant to download and install that!

(You touch on some of that, but I don't think most people delve into the subtleties of the different types of malware...it's all a "virus" to most people, and in most conversations I find it easier to just equate "virus" to "all malware".)



I think the issue there is just the infrequency of the updates, no? If they did monthly updates, I doubt they would be anywhere near 600MB.
That had nothing to do with me at all or new OCN'ers...
Poor poor image of a "Retired Staff" lol
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A bunch of (mostly) idiots using a dangerous OS, what could go wrong?
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A bunch of (mostly) idiots using a dangerous OS, what could go wrong?
you mad bro?
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you mad bro?
No, I go by the fact that most Apple users take whatever Jobs says to heart. The fact that he said that Macs don't need Security, and they take it like it came from the President of the US. The real surprise will come when OS X starts getting attacked constantly, will people think on their own accord, and protect themselves, or will they wait for the Jobs to tell them it's ok to get Anti-Virus software, while they get phished and their Macs get filled with malware?
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