Mac OS X is a virus

Discussion in 'macOS' started by anjinha, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. anjinha macrumors 604

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    This is a comment for the new Macbook Air ad I found on youtube:

    The only reason mac dosen't get viruses is because of low market penetration, and due to the fact that their operating system is practically a virus as it is.

    Well that explains it :D
     
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    Funny, that was always my criticism of Windows. :rolleyes:
     
  4. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    Am i the only one that is sort of turning my head to the side and going "huh?". How is OS X considered a virus? I mean, it does spread in that quite a few OS X users will try to get their friends to switch to OS X, but in that sense it is more memetic than virulent. The idea of OS X is spread from one person to another. But that same idea is the idea of linux, of solaris, of OS/2. Basically, that you don't have to use Windows. That there are alternatives, for better or for worse.

    I do not want to get into yet another Windows/OS X argument, but who here wants to argue that more choices is bad in this context?
     
  5. Justinerator macrumors 6502

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    mine too :eek:
     
  6. acxz macrumors regular

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    It's just another mindless YouTube comment. I wouldn't bother wasting whatever it is you use to argue over the internet for this.
     
  7. anjinha thread starter macrumors 604

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    There was a time I felt insulted when windows users said bad things about Macs and tried to argue with them. But now I just think it's funny. And feel joy about my computer.
     
  8. SimonMW macrumors 6502

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    Bloody hell, he's right! I woke up this morning and turned on my old Pentium 4 PC and it had OS X on it! Amazing!
     
  9. one1 macrumors 65816

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    OS X is a virus because once you get it, you can't seem to get rid of it. It spreads to your friends, your family, next thing you know everybody around you has it.

    :D
     
  10. John01021988 macrumors 6502

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    He is right :D
     
  11. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    And you felt this was threadworthy how? There are always going to be negative comments wherever you look, especially on YouTube. That doesn't mean you should make a thread about it.
     
  12. Caris macrumors 6502a

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    Meh it's Youtube you see stuff like this all the time.
     
  13. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Why can't you just leave her alone!? <girly sobbing>

    :D
     
  14. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    I feel the urge to punch the person every time I hear that piece of crap.
     
  15. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    TeeHee.

    I know exactly what you mean. I remember seeing something once that basically was like this.

    'Windows has 90% of the market right? So, with that kind of market penetration, it is fair to assume that 90% or more of the public has used a Windows machine at some point, for a fair amount of time. I would even venture to say that everyone has.

    'So, for sake of argument, everyone has used Windows. Now, Apple has what, 7% of the market now? So... that is 7% of people that have used Windows, didn't like Windows, know what is going on in Windows, and have chosen to use OS X. Now, if everyone has used Windows, then 100% of that 7% is an informed population. They know how to compare the 2 OSes since they have used both. Can the same be said of the 90%?

    'So, next time a person is fanboying on about Windows, just remember, he probably hasn't used a Mac, at least not since grade school, and as such, should be ignored, and not fed'
     
  16. anjinha thread starter macrumors 604

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    I don't post every negative comments about macs i find on you tube. I posted this one because I thought the virus part was funny. And if I think something is funny or interesting and want to share it I think it's worth a thread. If you don't like it just ignore it.
     
  17. Wee Beastie macrumors regular

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    non sequitur:

    Yellow your avatar is out of control! I love it!

    -wee beastie
     
  18. Slip macrumors 6502a

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    A little controversial on the feeding front but a good... what you call it? Analogy? Ah I don't know
     

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