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Originally Posted by 8-Ball View Post
That had nothing to do with me at all or new OCN'ers...
Poor poor image of a "Retired Staff" lol
Oh come on, you troll, just face the consequences.


Anyways, interesting, that's definitely something Apple should try to work on. Macs are almost much virus free because they're rare. Growing market share means growing risk as well.


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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?

You are either ignorant or trying to start a flame war. No really.
Edited by MacA - 1/4/11 at 11:04am
post #62 of 84
Anyone who said getting infected on a Mac wasn't possible was a fool anyway, there were just barely any viruses developed.

Don't get me wrong, Mac OS X is a great OS... It's just great to see an article proving it's not as safe as everyone brags it out to be.
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People who buy any apple products are just hipsters that pop a boner whenever steve jobs speaks and have no sense of market awareness what so ever. I mean why would you even touch apple when there are exponentially better products on the market. Their laptops though, I would see people having a genuine use, but for over $1500 I don't think it's worth it.

The ipad is a great example of this, and look how much it sold.
Edited by Oh Snapalope - 1/4/11 at 11:31am
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OSX isn't really that dumbed down. It has a built in tcsh terminal. You can do all sorts of hardcore computer nerdy things in the terminal. It's just all simple and polished on the surface for everyday users.
There are 4 kinds of Apple users.

1. Those that want something easy and think everything will "just work".
2. Those that want them because they are pretty
3. Those that think Steve Jobs is god
4. Those that are hardcore users and want the power of Unix, in a more friendly package.

Sadly #2 and #3 give the rest a bad name, and really tick off the #4's.
    
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People who buy any apple products are just hipsters that pop a boner whenever steve jobs speaks and have no sense of market awareness what so ever.

The ipad is a great example of this, and look how much it sold.
And what's even greater is that your post is pretty much useless. Interesting, don't you think?

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Anyone who said getting infected on a Mac wasn't possible was a fool anyway, there were just barely any viruses developed.

Don't get me wrong, Mac OS X is a great OS... It's just great to see an article proving it's not as safe as everyone brags it out to be.
Agreed, as soon as OSX gets truly popular (if it ever does), viruses will get more and more common. However, it seems that OSX's very architecture is better at preventing virus from installing than Windows'.
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I just can't take that article seriously.. an OS is dangerous to use because the patch files are to big and take to long to develop? Safety is determined on what you perceive to be safe, I see OSX as living in a wooden shed in the woods with a bear lurking about and all you've got is an axe, where as Windows is like living in a fortified castle with a army of orcs waiting out side your walls. They called google the most dangerous website....
    
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No - Windows UAC is an add on level that has to intercept problems before they arise.
Thanks, and to dham too. I'm pretty sure I've heard some of that before, but I'm not a *nix guy so I don't know the guts. But...

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The mechanism is simple, nothing that is downloaded is ever given the eXecute flag - a separate OS level program is required to set this flag, and requires user intervention - through Agreeing for the installer to do it's thing, or to run the Package installer, or to run a program like Vise that can use sudo to eXecute the program.
This was really my point. Maybe not on a real *nix system, but certainly on a Mac, wouldn't the installer just grant eXecute to whatever bad programs a user elects to download and click through the warning on? That's the similarity to UAC I was thinking of, that users find securty gates like that "annoying" and just click through them without much thought, thus rendering them largely ineffective.

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That had nothing to do with me at all or new OCN'ers...
Poor poor image of a "Retired Staff" lol
Yep. I'm sure everyone here has a much lower image of me now that I've called a troll a troll. My apologies to every OCNer (except the trolls).
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Look, I'm not here to start a flame war...just found this interesting and (rather) entertaining.
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Yeah, using knives in the kitchen is very dangerous because you run the chance of cutting yourself.

Driving is dangerous because you increase the chances of an accident to yourself and others.

Leaving your house is dangerous because you run the chance of getting hit by a car or other acts of god.

No wonder the world thinks Americans are dumb.

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