Whatever you do DON'T install Norton on OS X. MANY OS X users consider Norton to the BANE of OS X!What are your thoughts regarding the operation of these firewalls? Is one preferred over the other, what feature of the Norton or Mac do you find desirable.
Anything note worthy please speak up, thanks in advance.
Whatever you do DON'T install Norton on OS X. MANY OS X users consider Norton to the BANE of OS X!
Depending on your version of OS X consider the free/donationware applications like WaterRoof or NoobProof. If you are on 10.9.x then get the free IceFloor. No need to spend a lot of money.
I can't personally cite one example of Norton messing up my Mac because I trust and listen to the advice available at MR and I never have installed it.Can you site one example to back what you say or you just passing hearsay. Do you have any personal experiences to share, unless otherwise I will kindly decline to accept your recommendation.
Little snitch, does not look like something I would need + do not do google anything
With your IT background you do know at first when a firewall is turned on stuff is supposed to break, right? If its being nice and convenient...its not working right. A good firewall solution in my experience will bug the crap out of you for days to allow exceptions and have some service not work until exceptions made.Turn on the fabulous OS X firewall and let it rip.
At first, 2 days no difference, then Safari started to get lost, FireFox acting up also.....
....Long story short, OS X firewall turned off, Norton reinstalled, smooth sailing ahead, everything is back to normal. Conclusion people that have problems with the Norton application not all, more than likely are the problem, end users. Like most problems related to computers, not including failing hardware, to be clear.
Not an expert, but one mans opinion that has experienced the difference.