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News Apple advises use of Mac anti-virus

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 27 Nov 2008.

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. bowman

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    Mac OS X may be open-source UNIX underneath, but the developers have intertwined that base with gobs and gobs of proprietary GUI bloat, just as bad as Microsoft. This isn't surprising at all.. And I'll enjoy laughing at the rabid Mac fanboys. Thanks for this. :p
     
  3. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    it's really inevitable considering its growing user base. spam gangsters might as well tap into all those machines for their zombie networks.
     
  4. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    This is possibly the most awesome sentence I have ever read
     
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    Get some facts, the Mac UI uses far less resources than Vista and it being UNIX all processes get a look in at the CPU instead of the UI causing performance issues....

    Anywho we put sophos on our Macs at work, never seen a virus tho
     
  7. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Get YOUR fact straight, please. Vista Aero UI is rendered on the GPU not CPU. The only thing that the CPU does is render the content of the Window, but that is the program that needs to be changed to render itself on the GPU rather than the CPU.
     
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    lets face it, as something becomes as popular as windows its gonna get own by some jumped up hacker/spammer some where.... ubuntu and all other linux OSes next :)
     
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    woo time to stick with palm os i think..it's so outdated it'll never get a virus
     
  11. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Word.
     
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    The UI being 'explorer.exe' not just the aero skin...
     
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    I think he doesnt mean the performance of the MAC, its about how OSX is coded, he means that because there are alot of proprietary bloat that hasnt been coded wisely, more exploits are discovered from time to time, compared to when vista released, OS X has even more vulnerabilities that has been discovered since then, as I said on another forum, its sad that OSX is based on a mature BSD base yet, more exploits are discovered from time to time on it
     
  14. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    thank you, thank you. i'm here all week. my writing services are available, talk to my agent!
     
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    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    So the apple company just lost 85% of there marketing campaign.
     
  16. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    their.

    and i wouldn't say the virus aspect was 85%. they have been placing less and less of an emphasis on that lately, although i must admit the recent mac vs pc ad on viruses was somewhat irksome.
     
  17. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    It still boggles me why people way over pay for an x86 based computer then put the mac OS on it.. Talk about gimped.. There is nothing a MS based system cant do that a mac can.

    If they claim a MS system uses more resources.. we have quad cores and a gig of ram costs $15..... its hardly an issue.

    I'm a person who uses their computer for EVERYTHING:
    Watching TV
    recording live TV
    watching DVD's
    recoding movies to play on my dads Zune, sisters Ipod, and my sony walkman
    Playing video games, CSS, Crysis, WoW (lots of wow.. and Wow multi boxing) Mass Effect.
    ....... etc etc.

    Mac uses, welcome to the rest of the world, be careful with your computer, don't be an idiot... your OS cant protect you from that anymore!
     
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    To Steve/Apple:

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    *another one bites the dust*
     
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