Interesting information about Apple
by durango3 - 2/21/06 2:59 PM
Is this really true? I would like to know whether this guy actually is right on the issue.
by: durango3 February 21, 2006 2:59 PM PST
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Currently there are NO virus's for OS X. None whatsoever, despite the recent announcements of LeapA and the Bluetooth thing.
Neither are virus's and neither can propagate. The Bluetooth problem was patched over 6 months ago and it was only a "proof of concept" that does not exist in the wild.
Leap A required someone with administrative rights to supply the correct password to install it. A non-event.
Mac OS X does not crash nearly as often as Windows. The applications will crash but the OS will continue to run in its protected kernel quite happily. The majority of Mac users tend to leave their machine running and never reboot except after a Software Update, when it is required.
The Force Quit option is there to kill PROGRAMS that lock up.
Jules, There was a comment from the author
If there were no viruses/malware in MacOS X, why would we have Antivirus suites for MacOS X?
He was referring to Symantic Norton System Works for the Mac.
I did purchase this piece of garbage two years ago. Ran the program one month and uninstalled it. Every last bit of it!
Always runs in the background and really slows the mac down.
Another is the fact that there are no Mac Viruses.
Why even buy it? What a waste of money for me.
Symantic kept the lid on Root Kit Spyware late last year also.
Class-Action suit pending on this one.
Symantic is lousy for a Mac as well as a PC.
I hope that the class-action suits are successful.
Where did Dr. Norton ever go to??
Ask Peter to explain why never to run Disk Doctor or Spring Cleaning on a Mac. You will be in for a treat.
I just came into this forum and couldn't help but focus on your remark about running Spring Cleaning on a Mac. Could you elaborate on that? I was mentally preparing to do just that in hopes of getting rid of all the accumulated garbage. I'm running 10.3.9 on an iMac.
Do NOT run Spring Cleaning, it is a dangerous piece of software that needs to be placed in the trash.
I doubt it even knows what 10.3.9 is.
If you must run it, do so at your own risk
Interesting misinformation, that is
I don't think I saw one straight-up whole truth on the whole site. The author of this site is someone who apparently does not like Apple products, but has not actually used them in at least 10 years. It is very easy to fling mud at your opponent; it takes more thought and experience to make an intelligent argument.
In particular, the accusation that Apple uses cheap parts does not hold up. My experience, using both Macs and DOS/Windows machines for the last 20 years or so, is that Apple computers are built with premium components that tend to be very, very reliable--much more so than most of their Windows counterparts. "It just works" is not just a saying. Even the battery fires cited as evidence of cheap components were really due to Apple's very early adoption of lithium ion batteries--the latest, best and most expensive at the time. Li-Ion batteries are quite "hot" in terms of the energy density they store, and the early ones did not quite have all the bugs worked out before they hit the market.
(NT) (NT) It's a Troll site, that's all
OSX and XP comparison
I have a small publishing company that uses two PCs running XP but most of the business uses Apples running OS10.4 Having made a day-to-day comparison of the two operating systems for several years, I'd like to pick part a single statement on the 'macreality' site:
"There are many misconceptions about MacOS X: that there are no viruses, that it never crashes, that it's more stable. False."
Fact: I ran antivirus software on one OSX machine for a whole year and it only ever picked up PC viruses. However, I accidentally left the filewall off after reinstalling XP and it was corrupted so badly in the first 20 minutes with spyware that I has to start all over again.
Fact: We have to restart an Apple computer due to crashes on average maybe twice a month. The PCs average more like twice a day. Most time the there is an applications problem under OSX, the force quit solves the problem, so you lose almost no time.
Fact: The Apple machines are massively more stable than the PCs, especially for media-orientated applications. Maybe that's one of the reasons why I've bought probably 20 of them in the last 15 years, compared to four PCs.
Every page is a load of male bovine excriment ...
...And they know it, because they are the source of the fecal matter.
On the price comparison page they compare the low end MacBook to the Dell with the same chip, but use the price point for the high end Macbook. If they had quoted the right price, the difference in cost would be $28.00. From there you have to add some things to the Dell, to bring it up to Mac specs.
A video card.
A web cam.
A better battery.
A better keyboard.
A better power supply.
A better screen.
Video editing software.
DVD creation software.
Think he can do it for $28.00?
I could also add...
A better operating system
A couple of years worth of full time IT support to do the updates/patches/malware scans.
and a time machine so he can go back to a time when there were no Windows viruses in the wild.
He has to be careful though, go back to far, say about ten days, and there won't be any software for windows either.
I guess you could say he's aiming for a very small windoze
I guess you could say he's aiming for a very small windoze.
Nice to see your posts. Funny and very good info. I hope that you don't scare too many off from your posts.
P.S. Lampie, I have asked a friend of mine to ask questions here on the Mac Forum. His name is Rick (puddgyOne). Rick is a PC user and wants to find out some questions concerning the Mac. He is trying to help us on why the weird blue control bar is showing up for some of us running Safari while viewing the CNET Forums.
Rick has expertise with managing web sites and is trying to help Adam from the IT CNET group.
So, bottom line, Lampie, could you help him out the next time he posts back? Rick is a pretty cool guy. You will like him.
Until he starts with his whacko jokes. You will both be at home with each other after that! :))
(NT) (NT) No problem, if I can help.
Yes you can help
with your knowledge. You have the ability to help others.
IT and OS help.
Plus some real good general posts by you. As always.
Have you learned to juggle
work and play at the same time? :)
RBB&B needs some good new recruits. Sign up! Life is too short to miss out with this opportunity! What about Cirque De Sol? :)
Never can remember that groups proper spelling.
Are you the author of this site?
Sorry, just being cynical: you wouldn't be the first bloggist trying to get people to read his silly blog, by pretending it was someone else's. It's happened before, but I am sure you are not. You are just a relative newcomer to Macs and Apple, who has come across this chap's site and been taken in by his stuff. So, as an old Mac user, let me assure you that this sort of stuff's been around for years on Windows sites. In short, it carries small amounts of truth and large amounts of insinuation, stretching the truth and exaggeration. In claiming to separate ''myth'' from ''fact'', he attempts to generate quite a few myths of his own, or at least to repeat myths he could have picked up on any Windows love-in site. I have no doubt there are similar silly blogs dedicated to telling the "truth" about Windows: that doesn't make them any less or more silly than his. They are all time-wasters. Enough said.
I agree with you. I hate reading that crap also. So much BS!!!
Pathetic. C'Mon Bill, are you that jealous of Apple?
Notice how Gates uses really bad typos to try to throw off his scent.
Interesting information about Apple (Post)
by taboma - 3/28/06 9:39 PM
In Reply to: Pathetic. C'Mon Bill, are you that jealous of Apple? by TigerG
TigerG, the poster has not returned to answer back to anyone here on the Mac Forum.
Wonder why? Blowing smoke?? As usual!
Idiots like that show up all the time. They post and disappear. Poof! Gone!
Still like Lampie's post to him. Go back and check it out.
Really informative and fact!
Peter, if you would do the honors ...
In my opinion, it's time to cut this guy's traffic off. It's all coming from here & MacRumors, and Google, according to his counters and stats page.
624 Macs vs 218 XP, to give you an idea of the balance. The guy is in heaven because with a few well placed posts, he's got a never ending supply of Mac users to troll.
You know me, I don't like censorship, or telling people they can't express their opinion, but this isn't that. It's more like a good deed, like coming along with a pooper scooper, so nobody else steps in it.
Am I being to harsh?
Lampie, RIGHT ON! from Kevin
Waiting to hear from Pete also on this particular crap crawling out on the internet. You need more than a pooper scooper here.
A truckload of cat litter, perhaps.
Lampie, he just hates all non-Windows users.
I know it's a bunch of B.S. aimed at the Mac User. He is jealous of a system that is more stable and that does not have any viruses.
You could post to this idiot also.
Besides Peter, Bob Proffitt would be a good choice to shut this moron off once and for all. Bob and Peter both know all operating systems.
There is the ultimate here also: APPLE & Steve Jobs.
Maybe they think that it not worth commenting on. Who knows?
How about Tony Soprano and the wise guys from Joisey?
Lampie, want a dime? I will back you. :)
I have been up and down this thread looking for the parts where the original poster continued to inflame.
All I see is the original post and then a whole bunch of posts from people disagreeing with him.
While I agree that this thread has:
1. Probably reached the end of its useful life and
2. That the original poster was probably trolling,
its continued existence has basically nothing to do with the original post. No further inflammatory comments were added and most, if not all, of the responses dismissed the original post. Take a look at where the majority of posts originated, 6 of them, and you'll see how this thread continued for so long.
Stop feeding the Trolls.
Thread locked. End of useful life
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