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News Apple advises use of Mac anti-virus

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  1. ATLPIMP

    ATLPIMP oooh, shiney

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    ...but wait... if this is true, it only means that they've always reccomended some sort of anti-virus software.

    ...It does nothing to dispute any claim of more/less security of OSX vs. Windows.

    I'm with the others here; safe surfing/down loading drastically reduces the odds of any sort of virus. I've been using Microsoft operating systems for 10+ years, and in that time, never seen a virus - and I don't use any anti-virus software....

    fwiw, the only Mac-related purchase I'd ever make, kills me with a 14ms response time.:hehe:
     
  2. Ted Landry

    Ted Landry New Member

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    sure, but it's mainly for mac users that still have deal with windows users from time to time. macs can act as carriers even though they can't be infected.

    yeah, mac users don't have to worry about "safe surfing/downloading", it's another joy of using unix based machines.

    what 14ms are you talking about?
     
  3. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    you don't understand the use of sarcasm do you?

    my ass they are.
     
  4. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    are you completely incapable of recognizing sarcasm?

    'old' or not, you should still use antivirus and other protection software with a mac.
     
  5. Ted Landry

    Ted Landry New Member

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    Yep, the news outlets were wrong... No Virus software needed on Macs...

    "As we saw yesterday, the accusations from the BBC, Washington Post, and Cnet saying that Apple was trying to "quietly" recommend antivirus software were false: Our quick fact check showed it was all an update to an old tech note. Now, Apple has removed the articles entirely.

    In a statement to these media outlets, Apple stated:

    The Mac is designed with built-in technologies that provide protection against malicious software and security threats right out of the box.

    more here:

    http://gizmodo.com/5101266/apple-re...rt-note-reiterates-os-xs-built+in-protections

    Ha ha ha ha!

    Apple does ALL security IN the OS, no 3rd party software required...

    Ha ha ha ha!
     
  6. Ted Landry

    Ted Landry New Member

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    my ass they are.[/QUOTE]

    ah, you might want to look at the specs before you post false commentary...

    http://www.apple.com/macbook/specs.html

    "NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM"

    That's far faster than any other Laptop made today!
     
  7. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    :hehe:

    games machine... :hehe:
     
  8. Ted Landry

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    It's the fastest game Laptop, learn how to read...
     
  9. teamtd11

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    Oops, double post :(
     
  11. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    ha, ha... those laptops only have NVIDIA SLITM GeForce 8800M GTX's... but MacBooks have NVIDIA GeForce 9400M's... told you!

    you might want to check your links before I make you look bad...

    trust me, Apple currently has the fastest gaming laptops... you PC sheep are so ignorant about modern computing it isn't funny.

    and what does Jobs have to do with it?
     
  13. teamtd11

    teamtd11 *Custom User Title*

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    did you read my link :confused:
     
  14. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    This is actually the most effective trolling I've ever seen.
     
  15. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Yep your a mac fan boy, you can tell by the fact you can't tell your sli from your well arse.

    2x 8800 is MUCH better than one 9400, SLITM your a ****ing idiot. :hehe:
     
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  16. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    hell, a single 8800 can be better than a 94....

    Ted, you really need to learn when to give up, but please, for the sake of our entertainment, please don't.
     
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  17. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    Indeed, if there ever is a Mac fanboy around, just point him to this thread and he'll go cry in a corner...
     
  18. UrbanMarine

    UrbanMarine Government Prostitute

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    Macs are the natural rich kids of the computer world. PCs are the poor kids who stay poor or become rich.
     
  19. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    This thread needs a whole new sub forum, "Comedy Gold"

    I don't know about most of you, but I generally use my OS as an application launcher, I choose my OS by which apps will run on it.
     
  20. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    I chose it by the freedom it gave me, but that's past tense, now I choose whatever my employer pays me to use...

    ... So I'm stuck on Vista
     
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