Anyone verify this is true?

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  1. phungy macrumors 68020

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    This is from a forum I frequent: YourSciontC.com

    So ... how true is this?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    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.
     
  3. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  4. phungy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So it'd still be ok to purchase a Macbook right now or wait until Leopard fixes the remaining issues?
     
  5. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    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.
     
  7. Max Payne macrumors 6502a

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    How can an intelligent person compare less than a hundred proof of concept vulnurability with more than 100,000 viruses roaming around freely?
     
  8. phungy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks guys, that was really helpful and you both reassured me that buying a Macbook won't give me regrets.
     
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    FUD: Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt
    IMO: In My Opinion

    Damo
     
  12. phungy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Oops, I thought FUD meant Fouled Up Disinformation.
     
  13. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  14. jholzner macrumors 65816

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    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!
     

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