Mac versus Windows security

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  1. hollownail

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    Thankfully I was running Norton AV and what not on my old XP SP2 laptop....

    Used to bring it on campus and every 2-3 minutes, I would get messages from Norton about a worm or virus trying to penetrate my system. Pretty scary actually.

    On top of that, you can embed viruses into images and what not...

    Pixelot, how do you say you've been running unsecure when you say your run AVG and firewall? Thats not unsecure :p
     
  2. Amol

    Amol APH! NBR Reviewer

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    You could install Windows, and install an AV software and turn on firewall before you do anything else. I think you learn best from experience ;).
     
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    pixelot Notebook Acolyte

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    It's what I like to call sarcasm ;)
     
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    benx009 Notebook Evangelist

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    just goes to show you people: mac SUCKS
     
  5. Sam

    Sam Notebook Virtuoso

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    :confused: :confused:

    Would you like to explain why you think so, benx009?
     
  6. benx009

    benx009 Notebook Evangelist

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    let's just say that i've had really bad experiences w/ macs in my day matey. i'd really prefer not to go into all the details (because there are MANY), but i will say that i have never felt comfortable on any mac machine i've used. the one-button touchpad on mac laptops really annoy me and makes it frustrating to get anything done, the ugly widgets, the fact that even in Leopard, mac developers still haven't even figured out a simple thing as a "maximize" button, and the fact that networking (at least w/ a network printer) was more or less a joke, are just a few reasons. i'm not trying to discourage anyone from buying a mac, but let's just say that i never will
     
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    Sam Notebook Virtuoso

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    Well, that has nothing to do with Mac vs. Windows security. You dislike Macs, but your reasons to dislike Macs have nothing to do with this article that was the subject of this thread. That's what confused me.
     
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    benx009 Notebook Evangelist

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    well, security's still part of it. but, yeah, i hate macs:mad:
     
  9. Amol

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    I don't get how security's part of it - explain at least that part then :p
     
  10. arunragavan

    arunragavan Notebook Consultant

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    ofcourse if he could not figure out how to setup a network printer, i am sure benx wouldnt know whats happening in this machine. I guess he would be totally unaware even if he has a tiger sitting on top of his Mac HDD!! wops this is worse than a serious security threat!! I agree with Benx, it does take a little doing for people who have been using Windows to get used to Mac interface and other settings.

    Can anyone explain why people get a mac instead of a straight forward PC!.. any reason?? how is mac different from pc when it comes to your day to day activities... I jes wanted to enlighten myself.!! (refresh my thoughts and mind!)
     
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