Mac OS X Question...Please Answer or Reply

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by iWinnipegger, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. iWinnipegger macrumors regular

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    I'm planning on getting a MacBook

    I download alot of mu music and movies from LimeWire,,

    (Why do you delete these forums just because they talk about LimeWire...(It's still legal in some countries...))

    Apple claims that it's OS doesn't get Viruses/Adware/Spyware/Crap...

    Since this is true,,will i get any of this crap from downloading stuff from LimeWire, Mininova, Torrents, Kazaa etc..

    Because When i use my PC to do this, it gets all this crap,,

    Will MY MacBook get any of this crap, or should i keep using my PC to download and just put the files onto my Mac after i have downloaded them...

    thanks for the help and the advice.
     
  2. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    You will most likely be fine on your Mac. These threads are usually deleted because it's against forum rules to discuss or promote piracy like that.
     
  3. iWinnipegger thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know,,but it sucks cuz it's still legal here...
     
  4. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    personally, i would never use Kazaa or Limewire on my mac. Using those programs would give my computer a dirty, unethical, files-from-god-knows-where feeling.

    the iTunes music store is phenomenal. give it a shot.
     
  5. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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  6. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    That is awesome.
     
  7. r6girl Administrator/Editor

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    i second that! :D
     
  8. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    Yes, but do you mean an androgynous Johnny Depp pirate? Or the stereotypical Winnipegger Pirate, cruising the flood plains for legal plunder?
     
  9. sepu macrumors regular

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  10. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    Just because it is legal doesn't make it right.


    Very nice.
     
  11. Badandy macrumors 68040

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    Good point Chicken.


    To the OP: When you invent something or come out with an intellectual creation, I'm going to use it without giving you compensation or heeding your patent. You would deserve that.
     
  12. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I don't see how downloading copyright material can be legal?

    Yes, P2P file transfer programs are legal, the method of P2P is legal and the content is legal so long as it is not copyright material.

    I think you may be a bit confused as to what parts of P2P are legal.

    Can you point me to a bit of legislation from your country that says copyright has no legal standing there - I would be interested to see it.

    Because I think you're mistaken. Whilst P2P is most certainly legal, using it to download copyrighted material (music/movies/books/software etc.) for free is illegal in every country I know. Basically you're saying that theft - which P2P of copyright material is - is sanctioned in your country, that strikes me as odd to say the least.
     
  13. iDavidLeeRoth macrumors regular

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    Why are you using Limewire? I think that you should use bittorrent or usenet to download your perfectly legal Linux ISOs. :p
     
  14. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    Downloading copyrighted music and movies is not legal in Winnipeg, Canada, Mr. iWinnipegger.
     
  15. mr_matalino macrumors 6502a

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    This is their 2nd post about dl via limewire. Why keep posting about this?? The first post being deleted should have given a clue? Mods?? :confused: :confused:
     
  16. paintballer macrumors regular

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    Well he didn't say he is downloading copyrighted stuff so this isn't breaking any rules or anything anyway.
     
  17. BuzWeaver macrumors regular

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    I'm the pirate that likes booty.
     
  18. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    I cannot cite the law that says this, but my cousin who attends college in Monaco tells me that P2P is legal there. However I don't think any country has a law specifically legalizing filesharing, just countries were there are a lack of laws governing in either way...


    Although red bull is inexplicably illegal in Monaco...?
     
  19. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    As stated above P2P is perfectly legal (even in the US), HOWEVER, using it to download copyrighted material is defiantly NOT legal.
     
  20. i4k20c macrumors 6502a

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    to answer your question..

    +i don't think there is a kazaa for mac.
    +you won't get crap from limewire.
    +there's other mac p2p's out there
    +u can transfer stuff from your pc and it should be fine

    goodluck.

    won't bash or anything, but will insist that if you are for w.e. reason using p2p's for illegal stuff, at least support some of your fav. artists and buy their stuff from time to time.. :)
     
  21. paintballer macrumors regular

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    Its not like they don't already have enough money.
     
  22. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    Downloading software from unknown sources puts you at the highest risk of
    installing a trojan either piggy backed or disguised as another popular
    application.

    Once you authorize the installation of any such malware with your administrative password, you could have serious problems as these
    programs develop.

    There's nothing effective really out there in the wild at the moment other than proof of concepts, but eventually you'll get nailed if you're too complacent.
     
  23. Neonguy macrumors 6502

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    All this spyware, viruses, and trojon are design to effect PC only. There isn't any virus for Mac, sadly the truth behind it even mac fans refused to belive is that not enough percentage user using Mac, so no one create virus for Mac.

    Try using LimeWire, or Kazaa the king of Windows detroyer and you will Garantee to force reformatting your hard drive and re-install OS within severals days.
     
  24. paintballer macrumors regular

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    Bullsh|t! I use Limewire on my Windows PC everyday and have only ever got I think two or three viruses from it and I easily removed them before they could harm my computer. And just to give you an idea of how much I use it withing the last three months I have dowloaded over 5000 songs and a few movies. You won't get viruses off there if you are careful
     

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