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  •  Macs are relatively safe from viruses.... (0+ / 0-)

    ....mostly since more people use PCs. When that changes, I think you'll see more Macs affected by viruses.

    •  I've been hearing that broken record since (2+ / 0-)
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      neroden, malibu1964

      the early 90's.

      Failed to materialize.

      Windows is a patchwork quilt of holes.  There are over 100,000 PC viruses.

      There are NO (0-ZERO) Mac viruses or worms.  A few trojan horses, but that is a different thing entirely.

      Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
      I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
      -Spike Milligan

      by polecat on Tue Mar 31, 2009 at 12:49:52 PM PDT

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      •  Well, sure (0+ / 0-)

        I mean, we knew that Windows sucked. I only use it cuz I'm used to it. But, Macs won't be safe forever, I'm pretty certain about that.

        •  You're probably right (2+ / 0-)
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          polecat, neroden

          but highly unlikely especially now that the Mac OS is built on the UNIX platform -- larger company systems have been UNIX based for years (I missed out on a job back in the 1990s because I didn't have enough UNIX background) because it's relatively secure. The folks who've actually "hacked" into Macs have either (a) actually had control of the particular machine with a root password (sort of like giving your housesitter the combination to the safe where you keep your valuables), or (b) have taken advantage of lax security on people's personal WiFi networks. And with (b) you have to get lucky enough to find someone who has an unprotected WiFi network (there are a ton of networks in my apartment complex, but all are password-protected).

          Hey Republicans -- GO GALT YOURSELF!!!

          by Cali Scribe on Tue Mar 31, 2009 at 01:13:11 PM PDT

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