Monitor selection and virus protection?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by asimmd, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    HI All

    My new Mac Mini just arrived,my very first Mac.

    I have a new DVI to Thunderbolt adaptor that I will use when I pluck up courage to set it up.

    Meanwhile,may I ask

    I would like a 27" Monitor,are there any that are more suitable than others?

    Do I need Internet Security?

    I use Nod 32 on my PC,and they also do a version for Mac.

    Thanks

    Alan
     
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    SilentPanda

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    You shouldn't have any issue with monitors. They work on PC or Mac just fine. You don't need to bother with Norton on a Mac. It'll cause you more issues than any potential virus.
     
  3. macrumors member

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    How about Sophos Anti-Virus?
     
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    SilentPanda

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    I really wouldn't worry about any AV solution on your Mac.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    A couple of things to keep in mind about 27" monitors: HDMI and single DVI don't support resolutions higher than 1920 x 1200, basically 1080p. The native resolution of many better 27" monitors is higher, often 2560 x 1440. These monitors won't look optimal at lower resolutions. From a mini you'll need either the dual DVI adapter or mini display port to display port, or thunderbolt if you buy Apple's thunderbolt display.
     
  6. macrumors 604

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    Gawd no! Sophos can make your system less secure. Don't make your mac slower and less secure with the commercial anti-virus programs.
     
  7. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You don't need any 3rd party software to keep your Mac malware free, as long as you practice safe computing, including the tips in the section What security steps should I take? from the Mac Virus/Malware FAQ
    I recommend that you avoid using Sophos, as it could actually increase your Mac's vulnerability, as described here and here.

    You don't need any 3rd party antivirus app to keep a Mac malware-free, as long as you practice safe computing, as described in the FAQ link above.
     

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