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    Quote Originally Posted by MilesBFree View Post
    You need to frequent a better class of porn sites. By better, I mean worse. By worse I mean less worse.

    The sad thing is, the bastages can make a pop-up window that displays a seemingly innocuous message that offers Yes and No responses. However, they could have written the code so no matter which one you click on, kit still does the same thing which is to install malware. The question and your answer do not need to have anything to do with the action a click takes - that is up to the programmer.

    It is better to just click the X to close the window instead of clicking on anything in the dialogue box.
    100% agree. Never click inside the box!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBlack&Blue View Post
    Not true for me. Been running a Mac since 2007 -- ZERO malware. And I work in Internet Marketing, so I'm exposed quite a bit.
    Your attack surface is smaller but it's not like it doesn't exist.

    The Mac Defender malware generated a bit of hubbub last year because it presented itself as security software and people were installing it left and right to the point that Apple was releasing OS X patches just to get rid of it (but not until after ignoring the problem for a month, first).
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_Defender

    I've been malware free on all my Windows boxen since a minor bout with the CIH virus in 1999... again it comes down to paying attention to what you're doing... don't take candy from strangers on the internet and you'll be just fine, no matter what OS you're running

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    Macs only accept the good candy.

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    On a slightly related note, the Mac Spinning Beach Ball of Death™ is serious business:


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    Quote Originally Posted by huskrthill View Post
    Overpriced and not worth it?
    http://betanews.com/2009/07/22/apple...-pcs-says-npd/

    It was from three years ago...Mac is just a better product


    Move over Microsoft. Apple can claim big, big market share numbers, too. According to NPD, in June, nine out of 10 dollars spent on computers costing $1,000 or more went to Apple. Mac revenue market share in the "premium" price segment was 91 percent, up from 88 percent in May.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RedPhoenix View Post
    Marketed and priced to those who can see the value and afford to pay for it. Ford's do a wonderful job for the commoners. When you get to a Mac, you're in a whole different league!
    A league of suckers. What does your overpriced Mac do that my PC doesn't do... and at a fraction of the cost? I mean, other than not run as wide a variety of software:


    Quote Originally Posted by BulletForMyHuskers View Post
    For the record, I also own a desktop PC for those times certain programs/software aren't made for the superior computer.
    If it were superior, don't you think it would actually run that software?

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    I think the numbers may change.

    A lot of companies are considering BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies - translation: we now expect you to buy your own computer and phone. The good news is if you are a Mac person, you might be able to switch to one for work too (if they currently make you use a Microsoft-based one).

    I predict a giant sucking sound coming from Lenovo, Dell, and HP... A lot of people will stay with MS computers, but a lot of pent-up demand from business users will be realized. I have never heard someone say "gee, if only work didn't force me to use a Mac"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskrthill View Post
    A league of suckers. What does your overpriced Mac do that my PC doesn't do... and at a fraction of the cost? I mean, other than not run as wide a variety of software:
    It does everything your PC does in a much more efficient way. More intuitive. Easier to use. Less confusion. Better integration. When paired with other Mac devices access to data is seamless and almost effortless. PC's are clunky. Non-efficient. Far less intuitive.

    PC's will do the job for you. Just like flying coach will get you from Point A to Point B. But it's just so much easier and nicer to have a private jet to get you from Point A to Point B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nishioka View Post
    Your attack surface is smaller but it's not like it doesn't exist.

    The Mac Defender malware generated a bit of hubbub last year because it presented itself as security software and people were installing it left and right to the point that Apple was releasing OS X patches just to get rid of it (but not until after ignoring the problem for a month, first).
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_Defender

    I've been malware free on all my Windows boxen since a minor bout with the CIH virus in 1999... again it comes down to paying attention to what you're doing... don't take candy from strangers on the internet and you'll be just fine, no matter what OS you're running
    Yeah, definitely some users who face it more than others.

    My point is more that your average user (one who's not on the playgrounds on the bad side of the Internet) has virtually no chance of running into a virus with a Mac.

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    I have a friend that is a developer and he works in Ubuntu...in fact the company he works for uses Ubuntu from top to bottom. It is a multinational with HQ in Europe.

    MS isn't as ubiquitous as it use to be...this is even more true when you get out of the good old US of A.
    As government gets bigger people get smaller

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    nice thread; youse guys stayed on point pretty well. Wish I could afford a Mac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLA4NEB View Post
    I have a friend that is a developer and he works in Ubuntu...in fact the company he works for uses Ubuntu from top to bottom. It is a multinational with HQ in Europe.

    MS isn't as ubiquitous as it use to be...this is even more true when you get out of the good old US of A.
    Actually, FLA, the opposite is true. Macs have around 13% market share here in the USA, but less than 7% globally. Unix/linux machines (such as Ubuntu) comprise around 1% or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedPhoenix View Post
    RBB = Founder of Chat Roulette!!
    ... and now, for the iPhone!



    http://www.pcworld.com/article/25161..._ios_apps.htmlHighlight Is Like the 'ChatRoulette' of iOS Apps

    By Tony Bradley, PCWorld Mar 10, 2012 6:27 AM

    One of the apps that is getting a lot of attention in Austin at this year’s South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive conference is Highlight. The social app automatically notifies you when other Highlight users you may have something in common with are nearby. The concept is either sort of cool, or a bit creepy and stalkerish.
    You may not have even heard of Highlight yet. The app has only been around a month or two, but it has exploded on the geek scene. I heard about it from the usual suspects like Robert Scoble, and added it to my iPhone. I didn’t really understand it still, but I feel like I have some sort of obligation to be on the bleeding edge of the next wave so I can inform others about it.
    Like ChatRoulette, Highlight is a bit of a gamble where you don't really know who you might meet.Highlight integrates with your Facebook social network, and taps into the location-based features of the iPhone. Essentially, if there is anyone else nearby who uses Highlight who is in any way connected to you--either a friend, or friend of a friend within Facebook--Highlight alerts you and gives you an opportunity to connect in real life. It also lets you know if you have something in common with the Highlight contact, such as you both “Like” the TonyBradley Facebook page.

    I live in the Houston area, which—Dwight Silverman and myself notwithstanding—is not exactly a bastion of tech geeks. Needless to say, adding Highlight to my iPhone here in the Houston area was fairly anti-climactic. Nothing happened because nobody else I’m even remotely connected to socially lives anywhere near me, and even those who do haven’t jumped on the Highlight bandwagon.





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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBlack&Blue View Post
    Not true for me. Been running a Mac since 2007 -- ZERO malware. And I work in Internet Marketing, so I'm exposed quite a bit.
    RBB, I don't think the BBS needed to know the extent of your exposure. Well, maybe Poyer would...

    Just messin' with both of you...

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    Security through obscurity?

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    There are 2 non-religious/non-political topics that are guaranteed to get people fired up:

    Van Halen v. Van Hagar

    Apple v. PC

    BTW, I'm a Mac and David Lee Roth guy.
    nm57

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Red Rick View Post
    RBB, I don't think the BBS needed to know the extent of your exposure. Well, maybe Poyer would...

    Just messin' with both of you...
    I feel so ... dirty ... but I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joestrummer View Post
    There are 2 non-religious/non-political topics that are guaranteed to get people fired up:

    Van Halen v. Van Hagar

    Apple v. PC

    BTW, I'm a Mac and David Lee Roth guy.
    You're lucky you're likable, because you are wrong on just about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskrthill View Post
    You're lucky you're likable, because you are wrong on just about everything.
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