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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Afro1989, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Afro1989 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys, I have two new questions.

    Okay, I'm really happy that the new Intel Macs are out and everything, but does this mean I have to wait for the second wave to release in order for them to get all the bugs and glitches out? I really need the G5 Intel now because I gave my PC to my parents because I want to make the switch. Is there any way for me to buy the Intel Mac now and return it if they find any major glitches? I don't want to buy a $1,900 machine and have it full of glitches. On the other hand, I want my frikkin' G5 now because I've waited way too long. :mad:

    My second question is one that you guys/gals are probably sick of by now. :eek: I know that Macs are supposed to have no Spyware or Viruses at all in them, but I don't want to risk anything. What are the odds of the new Intel Mac getting a virus? Do you suggest getting Norton or should I not waste my money?
     
  2. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    I can answer the first question.

    For the first question, I don't think that any major glitches are in the iMac, and you could return it withing 30 days. The only reason i'm waiting on the MBP is because i want a new design. But, you are new to Mac's, so that wouldn't be a problem to you. The first imacs are shipping, and no major glitches have been reported. So, I think that a new iMac would not be a bad option.

    EDIT: now that i re-read your post, intel Macs should not be any more likely to get virus' then they are now. You should NOT waste your money on norton.
     
  3. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

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    I can answer the second question pretty confidently, but I'll leave the first to others. An Intel Mac is no more susceptible to spyware and viruses as a PowerPC Mac. Spyware and viruses are software and the software hasn't changed, that is, OS X.
     
  4. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    Seriously - Get the new intel imac, they (in my opinion) will be fine - no complaints from anyone yet. Most problems will be with software not hardware (lower power chip and all)

    Dont waste your money - but do use your computer with care - thats the sensible thing. You wont get viruses or spyware - trust me - there are none for OS X so dont waste your money.
     
  5. Afro1989 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Those are the fastest replies I've ever gotten. Thanks so much people!
     
  6. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    1st: Your post confused me. Is it an Intel Mac or a G5 Mac that you want?

    2nd: You're about as likely to get a virus on your mac as you are to not get a virus on your PC. You have to try pretty hard in either case.
     
  7. Afro1989 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry if my first paragraph confused you. I was talking about the new Intel iMacs.
     
  8. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yeah, you called it a G5 Intel... it's just an Intel - the G5 is the old processor.

    And don't waste your time and money on anti-virus software. It's about as useful as rust-proofing a basketball - there are zero viruses for Mac OS X, none whatsoever. I know, it's a weird thing to say, you ask "surely there are just far less viruses than for Windows?" but no, there are absolutely NO viruses for the Mac.
     
  9. truz macrumors 6502a

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    I'm kinda siked about getting my intel imac :) I'm currently a windows users and I run two anti viruses (1 installed norton internet security, 2 web scan via antivirus.com) I also run 3 spyware programs (spybot, pcsafe.com and adaware pro) I run weekly scans and I always find spyware and viruses which I have to load windows via safe mode to remove them. I own the domain oogle.com and I get thousands of uniques visitors per day and at one time (for about 12 hours) I had this going to my business website which displayed my email address to the public. In this case I ended up gaining about 150+ spam emails aday and about 75+ of them are viruses. My windows box is so screwed up right now I feel like throwing my POS laptop in the trash and burning it. I'm sure there is a hacker or some type of spyware reading/logging this post I'm writing right now due to the quality of windows anti virus software :) GOTTA LOVE THEM! I try to format my laptop once a month to keep myself clean seeing how my system at times wont even load due to viruses so I have to load safemode and remove =/ This is very sad on my end trying to run a business. I'm just happy that I getting out of the unsecure window now and into an secure apple :)
     
  10. truz macrumors 6502a

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    I do run freebsd tho for managing my servers as I don't trust windows with secure passwords like my root login to my business and client's boxes as well as my billing logins. I just check my email and surf via windows as well as play a few games here and there.
     
  11. savar macrumors 68000

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    Plus, aren't the new Intels supposed to have built-in stack protection to prevent the buffer overflow attacks that are most common?
     

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