Another good reason to buy a mac

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  1. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    http://techdirt.com/articles/20060907/151259.shtml

    Ok that article explains about well.. read it: "Zango Wins Lawsuit, Dismisses Users Who Can't Uninstall Its App As 'Background Noise'"

    EDIT: I should put this in before I get flamed, yes I know spyware companies will win sometimes and lose sometimes, I'm just glad Mac OS X doesn't have barely any spyware out there.
     
  2. nutman macrumors regular

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    i really dont like that 'doesnt have barely' part.


    but oh well. corporate world wins again.
     
  3. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    I'm sure there are spyware apps out there for Macs, but even if there were millions it would still be better than Windows because I've never seen an application that could install itself without a password prompt on OS X.

    They could fool YOU into putting it on your system, but that wouldn't really be OS X's fault...
     
  4. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    the fact that you need a password to do just about anything involving system changes (including installing apps) makes OSX a very secure platform. kudos to whoever switches as a result of finally realizing this.
     
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Articles like that make me glad that I use a Mac instead of a PeeCee. :)
     
  6. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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  7. JAT macrumors 603

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    You mean, besides M$ Word? :D
     
  8. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What about just plain M$ Windows? I mean honestly, to activate the OS you have to send them your Machine Specs and if they change too drastically you have to either re-register it or call up M$ to make it stick? WTF, if I add a new video card why do I have to re-register? If I add more RAM why do I have to re-register? A new motherboard, yes I can understand cause that could mean a new computer, but still, why with a new video card, ram, etc.?
     
  9. zwida macrumors 6502a

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    :)

    I thought that was the most bestest part.
     
  10. matttrick macrumors 6502

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    i just find it interesting that no one can talk about a nice OS X feature without bashing windows.

    anyway, this decision shows the flaw in our legal system, not in windows itself. nowadays, it is interesting to see what the word "legal" really means. it has become defined as "just barely not bad enough to be illegal" instead of "lawful". i guess technically they are correct, but it still doesnt mean that it is ok to practice business this way.
     
  11. mikesk8 macrumors member

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    ..good reason...hmm.... operating system + nice looking and powerful hardware... i guess it is quite enough:)
     
  12. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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    BTW, I'm sick, I've been sick for 5-6 days now. So be nice. Anyways, yeah, so yeah uh huh, yeah sure whatever now what yes no. Thanks you guys so far.
     

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