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Say, Charles -- it's been awhile! But we're pleased as punch to see that you're back to your old ways, poking around within OS X's mainframe just looking for ways to remotely control the system, snag credit card data and download a few interoffice love letters that are carefully stashed 15 folders down within 'Documents.'

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/19/c...s-in-mac-os-x/
 

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Mac OS X is like living in a farmhouse in the country with no locks, and Windows is living in a house with bars on the windows in the bad part of town.

That's the important rl comparison of this story
 

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the city is growing around the country house tho!
 

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no, linux is like a blob house that changes whenever someone decides to break in, so no one ever does anymore

No linux is a hermit living on a small island in the middle of nowhere. The person inside the house has to use knives to do some daily tasks, and might chop off their hand accidentally and bleed to death.
 

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linux is the crack house that welcomes everyone but noone wants to go inside cause nothing is functional...and itll take a specialist to fix it up
 

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No linux is a hermit living on a small island in the middle of nowhere. The person inside the house has to use knives to do some daily tasks, and might chop off their hand accidentally and bleed to death.

 

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No linux is a hermit living on a small island in the middle of nowhere. The person inside the house has to use knives to do some daily tasks, and might chop off their hand accidentally and bleed to death.

Hey, that's not true at

ahh crap there goes another finger, brb
 

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no, linux is like a blob house that changes whenever someone decides to break in, so no one ever does anymore


I liked this one best.

I'd tweak it a bit: here's my go at this quickly devolved from supposed to be anti-mac thread to linux jokes.

Linux is like the old guy who's a hoarder in that rough area of town again. there's a bunch of crap in there, and everything is broken. You can break in and steal if you really wanted to, but would you?

So - back on topic. So Mac's are overpriced, underpowered and severely insecure, as the rest of their hardware is. Surprise, surprise.

Here's the thing. They have silver and white computers with a logo that has an Apple with a bite taken out of it. How cute. And then the masses buy.

Good. I can't wait for it to hit the fan one of these days with Apple security-wise - and it affects everyone with the Phones and iPods too.. It will even affect my wife. And I will laugh.

Then I will look at my Windows 6 Mobile phone and cry.

I want MOAR.
 

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I liked this one best.

I'd tweak it a bit: here's my go at this quickly devolved from supposed to be anti-mac thread to linux jokes.

Linux is like the old guy who's a hoarder in that rough area of town again. there's a bunch of crap in there, and everything is broken. You can break in and steal if you really wanted to, but would you?

My main point is, usually the linux users mess it all up themselves trying to do something, as opposed to someone hacking in and messing it up.
 

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yeah i can say i have done that to linux on my computer
but i would prefer to screw it up myself then have someone else hack in and screw it up
 

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Yeah I've definitely screwed up Linux plenty of times, lol. But that's part of the fun of learning it IMO.

But I dunno, I mean...I pretty much grew up with a soldering iron and programmer's reference guide in my hand. Screwing up a Linux installation is real easy to fix compared to some other problems I've caused
 

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Then what is linux like with that analogy? Alcatraz?


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No linux is a hermit living on a small island in the middle of nowhere. The person inside the house has to use knives to do some daily tasks, and might chop off their hand accidentally and bleed to death.

Linux is right next to the Windows house, but it's got bulletproof glass and security measures that could resist anything short of a tank. Unfortunately, the TV remote has a button between 2 and 3 that removes all of these defences, leaving the Linux house as well protected as the Mac house.
 

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Mac OS X is like living in a farmhouse in the country with no locks, and Windows is living in a house with bars on the windows in the bad part of town.

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Then what is linux like with that analogy? Alcatraz?
Nah, Linux is like a creepy geek's apartment, where the only thing an intruder would think to find there are stacks of anime, porn, and empty bags of cheetos.
 

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No linux is a hermit living on a small island in the middle of nowhere. The person inside the house has to use knives to do some daily tasks, and might chop off their hand accidentally and bleed to death.

Reminds me of when I accidentally screwed up Linux UE2.0 by improperly installing the GPU driver and corrupting my X-Server
 

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So - back on topic. So Mac's are overpriced, underpowered and severely insecure, as the rest of their hardware is. Surprise, surprise.

Overpriced - Not really considering the hardware you get. I got my Macbook for $999 and I think it stands up reasonably well to the other laptops out there at that price point (at least in Australia).

Underpowered - No. They have Intel and Nvidia technology in them.

Insecure - Why? They are fine when it comes to security. They use a BSD based Unix subsystem and there aren't many viruses coded for OS X. How are they insecure?

Nice Apple bashing but I thought I might pick about some of the absurdness in your post.
 

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Overpriced - Not really considering the hardware you get. I got my Macbook for $999 and I think it stands up reasonably well to the other laptops out there at that price point (at least in Australia).

Underpowered - No. They have Intel and Nvidia technology in them.

Insecure - Why? They are fine when it comes to security. They use a BSD based Unix subsystem and there aren't many viruses coded for OS X. How are they insecure?

Nice Apple bashing but I thought I might pick about some of the absurdness in your post.

Overpriced: In the UK (and I guess the rest of Europe), they're massively overpriced. It's the equivalent of $1337 AUD (how ironic) if you were to buy a Mac in Europe. For about 600 AUD less, you could get a 15 inch screen and a Core i5 processor in the UK.

Underpowered - Yes, they are. The processors used in most Macbooks/Macbook pros use technology that is over 2 years old. You will not get significantly more power from a 2010 Macbook than you will in a 2006 Macbook.

Insecure - You clearly didn't read the article. This whole news thread is about the point that Macs are insecure enough that 20 0day exploits have been found by a single researcher. There's a BSD based Unix subsystem but there's so much code (open source, closed source, etc) that keeping it all in check is very hard to do. What's more, Apple are worse at patching bugs. These two charts show the level to which Apple and Microsoft have not patched exploits to their respective operating systems. The study is a few years old, but newer studies seem to echo the same results (I just can't find them atm).



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Nah, Linux is like a creepy geek's apartment, where the only thing an intruder would think to find there are stacks of anime, porn, and empty bags of cheetos.

You might think that, but considering Facebook, Google, most other large sites run *nix servers, I'd imagine that quite a lot of sensitive information is on them. A far cry from 'empty bags of cheetos'.
 
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