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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by phungy, Dec 6, 2006.
This is from a forum I frequent: YourSciontC.com
So ... how true is this?
Well everyone updates their Mac as Software update in on by default to check weekly (so that is FUD).
Seems to be a reasonable point, though
is also FUD, Macs will get a lot more stable when Leopard irons out the remaining Intel bugs.
The virus/spyware thing doesn't seem to really be an issue, the MacScan thing is a bit of a joke AFAIK.
Yeah, there's loads of proof of concept nasties around, but none of it can spread itself. We had one thing a while ago that spread by IM and would mess with your files, but only if you put your password in a box that popped up. Pretty much all the others have to be installed on the computer by a user. So they're more like trojans rather than viruses.
Seriously, don't fall for all the FUD these people spread. They're happy thinking what they think, and nothing will convince them.
edit: There is an exploit for MS Office around at the moment that can apparently affect Macs, though to what extent isn't exactly known.
So it'd still be ok to purchase a Macbook right now or wait until Leopard fixes the remaining issues?
You've got nothing to worry about. Go for it.
Then sit back and relax while your PC friends are busy with their antivirus software.
Yes now is fine, IMO OS X on Intel is less stable (especially Apple Pages) than on PPC, but both are better than XP, but this is only one users opinion.
How can an intelligent person compare less than a hundred proof of concept vulnurability with more than 100,000 viruses roaming around freely?
Thanks guys, that was really helpful and you both reassured me that buying a Macbook won't give me regrets.
Nothing but FUD
excuse me, but what is FUD and IMO?
FUD: Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt
IMO: In My Opinion
Oops, I thought FUD meant Fouled Up Disinformation.
The point is, if he's talking about XP, sure it CAN stay up for months at a time, I've done it before, but that most uses can't do that before it crashes. Heck, I keep my laptop on (it runs XP) and it's fine, but it still requires a restart when I come home from college because it doesn't like doing a secure connection on my home router when it was booted up on my school's network.
Well, that's just not true. Sure it checks but you don't have to install anything. I have a friend who has a MacBook Pro and hasn't updated it once since she got it early this year. I tell her to and she just won't. Once I even started the download process before I left her place. I came over later to see that she canceled it!