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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.
    What kind of internet marking are you doing that you are siting around exposed...sorry different type of malware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLA4NEB View Post
    What kind of internet marking are you doing that you are siting around exposed...sorry different type of malware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huskrthill View Post
    Overpriced and not worth it?
    For what I get for the money I haven't found that to be true. I have found that my cost of ownership is much lower with Mac.

    (true story - last week I had a client praise our work and how quickly we got it assemble for them. A few minutes later she launched into how she hates Apple and Macs and how they never work right and you can't do real work on them. After she was done and looking for my agreement I just said "we only use Macs at our office"...the I gave her my pitch that platform doesn't matter data and access to data does. I don't care what you use as long as you can get the work done and I don't have to support you.)
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskrthill View Post
    Mac. Ha.

    The reason Macs don't run into malware issues isn't because they are better - it's because no one uses them. Why would someone bother writing malicious code that will only affect about 6-7% of computers?

    I will say this... Apple fanboys are fiercely loyal.
    Absolutely there's no reason to write malware for Macs since it won't target as much as PC's do. That doesn't mean that PC's are better, it just means that Macs are a better quality machine and with better quality comes more price. Compare the amount of people who can afford to spend 300-400 bucks on a PC vs. spending 1000+ for a mac. Of course there are going to be many more PC users.

    I've owned a mac for 5 years now and I've honestly had zero problems on it and it runs great. I've been through multiple PC's b/c they ******** out after 2-3 years and with the god-awful OS they call Vista, it wasn't even worth having a PC during those years. Windows 7 is much better than Vista, but it's still not close of a comparison if price was thrown out.

    For the record, I also own a desktop PC for those times certain programs/software aren't made for the superior computer.

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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


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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.
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