Windows 7 or Apple?

Re: Windows 7 or Apple?

PostBy: rji68 On: Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:18 pm

I switched over to Apple about a year and half ago, i bought a I-Mac and love it. It took me about a week to get used to the changes. I would never go back, it works day in and day out with no troubles. I even bought my daughter a Mac book for Christmas last year.
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Re: Windows 7 or Apple?

PostBy: EasyRay On: Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:11 pm

There are no known Mac Virus in the wild. Instead of just repeating stuff that other people say, just link some proof. People should learn the difference between a virus and Malware. If you download software off the internet and are not sure about it coming from a reliable source. DON'T INSTALL IT. It will not install itself. YOU have to supply your password to the system to be able to install it on your machine. If you do install the software using your password its not the fault of the operating system.

I have been using Mac computers since 1996 and have never used a virus program. I am not a tech person but just an end user. Just remember that everything is always subject to change in the future.
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Re: Windows 7 or Apple?

PostBy: Yanche On: Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:49 pm

EasyRay wrote:There are no known Mac Virus in the wild. Instead of just repeating stuff that other people say, just link some proof.

It's just not true that Apples' Mac computers do not have security issues. ALL computers do. Here's a link to the latest Mac OS upgrade:

<http://www.us-cert.gov/current/index.html#apple_releases_security_update_20103>

Quoting:
"Apple has released Security Update 2010-004 and Mac OS X v10.6.4 to address multiple vulnerabilities that affect a number of applications. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial-of-service condition, operate with elevated privileges, conduct man-in-the-middle attacks, alter configuration settings, or conduct cross-site scripting attacks."

For creditable computer security information check this link:

<http://www.us-cert.gov/>

If you are employed in the information technology field consider joining the FBI's computer security collaboration program, InfraGard. See:

<http://www.infragard.net/>
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Re: Windows 7 or Apple?

PostBy: EasyRay On: Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:43 am

Thanks for the links. I only went to a few sites posted but most are related to malware and when I look at the others they say (may result or may lead) to a problem. I don't know if any of these people who post this stuff are creditable. If the Mac system was so vulnerable to virus, it would be major news and I don't see that. What I have seen is security software company's who are in the business of selling virus software, saying we need virus software to prevent people from installing malware.
What they don't say is a lot of these problems are not really mac problems. Macs can transfer things to Windows users and not be affected.
Any ways thanks. I never used a computer until 1996 and since that time I have never spent a dime on virus software. I wonder how much money I have saved over the years.
I'm to old and set in my ways to change now. Besides, for the last fourteen years my experience has been a pleasure. If or when a Mac virus does become a problem I will buy software for it.

I wonder if a clinker could be called a virus. ;)

As everyone knows, anyone can post anything on the internet. Even Me. :D
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Re: Windows 7 or Apple?

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:02 pm

alanMor wrote:in my opinion the price difference is just not justifiable, with the amount of money you spend in a new mac you could easily get hell of a pc machine, and if you do the research macs are no longer untouchable by viruses, as a matter of fact there are several of viruses out there that are a real risk but what did apple do ...they updated their os in the back end and didn't make it public so the legend of macs being untouchable would still be alive . Also i have personally experienced various hard drive failures with mac books (new ones) where several friends have lost all their data because they thought that macs are so reliable. I mean don't get me wrong i like macs i just don't justify the huge difference in price, ok with a pc you will spend some time maintaining and updating etc etc but i think a couple of minutes to save a few or more hundreds its worth it. And so far for viruses get a good anti virus and stop googling for bad *censored*. :idea:



I have had drive failures also, Apple dose not make drives, My drives were Toshiba and Seagate. My mac is still going after seven years. I will never buy another PC again, And if you compare price to performance there not that far apart.
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