Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Dane D., Nov 29, 2006.

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  1. Dane D. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 16, 2004
  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601


    Nov 16, 2004
    I like how they talk about how annoying UAC is:

    This is like, common feature of Mac OS X for years. I guess Mac users are more secure, in part because they are more willing to be secured.
  3. Markleshark macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2006
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    It's a great feature I thinks, especially when you have a family of PC users who sometimes want to delve (When im out of the house, of course) and have no clue as to what they're doing...
  4. whooleytoo macrumors 603


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    The only problem is - if you're prompted for your password (on any OS) too often, you start to treat it as a non-event and do it without thinking. That can make your machine less secure, not more.
  5. Nym macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2006
    Porto, Portugal
    Humm, I like it when Mac OSX asks for my user password when trying to change important settings or installing apps, I usually read what those pop-up boxes say, reminds of a colleague of mine, about 6 months ago, saying she couldn't operate Photoshop because an error ocurred when trying to do even a simple selection or whatever, when I went to see what the problem was, I just had to read what the error pop up would say to figure out what was wrong, in that case she had 6MB (yes, MB) free on her Macintosh HD, so, Photoshop couldn't do anything until she freed some space, but as she just kept pressing OK without even reading the error message, she couldn't solve a simple problem like this, people should really start to read those pop ups :)

    By the way, has anyone checked this site out? :

    Nice facts to use against Windoze Fanboys, eheh :D
  6. benthewraith macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Miami, FL
    Well, that can be turned off if you so choose. I actually like it. But alas', if you want spyware to be installed without your knowing or making changes in the registry, have fun at it. Keep in mind it takes about 2 seconds to type your password. :rolleyes:
  7. J Radical macrumors regular

    J Radical

    Nov 20, 2006
    Seems to be a big improvement over XP, but I can't help thinking that it looks like nothing other than XP 1.5

    Extra security, stability, eye candy and search functionality are all great! But OS X has all those features and more, packaged into a much more user friendly GUI. The Dock + Spotlight require far less effort than the Vista toolbar. I can't think of a better way to do things.

    MS would be better off stealing the interface concepts that make OS X work brilliantly, not just the things that make it look pretty.
  8. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    :eek: *raises hand* I was doing that... until we had an OS X scare awhile back and the helpful folk of MR convinced me to change my habits (for the better).
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