iMac firewall

Discussion in 'iMac' started by TSX, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. TSX macrumors 68030

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  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Ask Apple.

    Most obviously, it could interfere with first time users and they would not find it in the first place.

    And it's Mac OS X, it does not really need one.
     
  3. TSX thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Do you keep yours turned off?
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    As it seems not, but only on my iMac. My MacBook and MacBook Pro have their firewall turned off, and my iBook also had its firewall off.
     
  5. RooDBwoY macrumors newbie

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    i imagine it's as a lot of new apple users are now moving over from windows where the firewall causes nothing but problems and like someone said in a previous post, the firewall is not as crucial in an OS X environment, especially if used behind a router.

    just a guess though, i don't ever turn mine on.
     
  6. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

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    Because you really don't need it right away.
    I still have mine turned off.
    For someone who just got a new computer, it would be annoying setting up a internet connection, the firewall may block a lot of things.
     

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