Why we buy Macs. Watch.

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  1. pyromaniaque macrumors 6502

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s44zLyJYfSI&fmt=18
    and then, read this:
    http://www.calgaryherald.com/Technology/Virus+erupt+April/1425490/story.html



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    I'm not sure why the "Calgary Herald" would post that if it was a joke, i think its legit. Yup it's legit:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conficker

    Microsoft is even giving 250,000 as a bounty for the people who did it

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/15787...cker_worm.html

    SNOPES EVEN SAYS THAT IT IS REAL:
    http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/conficker.asp
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    hell i agree with him. Good luck Windoze. I'll be watching on the sidelines with a Martini.
     
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  6. pyromaniaque thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haha yup! Except, I can't really drink yet, lol.
     
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    Joke or not, after watching that video there are some nervous windows users. :):apple:
     
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  9. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

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    The patch for this worm went out 6 months ago. If anyone gets hit by it, it is their own fault.
     
  10. pyromaniaque thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure a lot of people WILL get hit. Windoze is SOOOO annoying with automatic updates that ALOT of people disable them.
     
  11. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    How's it any different than Apple Software Update?
     
  12. Apple iKid macrumors regular

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    Great.... I had no idea about this. SUCH a fail!
     
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  15. pyromaniaque thread starter macrumors 6502

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    -_-. It's 2:18, I'm tired, I've got school tomorrow.
    If someone wasn't such a douchebag, then someone would have read this in my original post.

     
  16. Apple iKid macrumors regular

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    I did read it in your original post. My sarcasm was directed at Microsoft. haha
     
  17. pyromaniaque thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh, I guess I'm just too tired and interpreted your comment. Sorry.
     
  18. Apple iKid macrumors regular

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    Its totally cool. I can see why it was misunderstood. Im pretty tired myself. Maybe time for bed? XD
     
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    yea 60 mins. did a segment on it today. so it is indeed very real. we only have one windoze machine in my house and im going to monitor it all week. i know if i was a hacker and everybody is waiting for this april 1st date i would just switch so everybody look out on that day before that day and after
     
  20. Apple iKid macrumors regular

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    I hope nothing happens... but hey, if my PC gets destroyed or something, then thats just all the more reason to buy a mac right? haha :D
     
  21. theDUB macrumors 6502a

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    It isn't in their best interest to 'destroy' your PC or disable large chunks of the internet.

    Why?

     
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    dang, I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up! jk. haha. But if it would make my computer run slower, that would pry bug me enough to make me want to switch.
     
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    hahaha your right.
     
  24. theDUB macrumors 6502a

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    There are plenty of legitimate applications you can put on your windows machine that will make it run slower.
     
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    Very skeptical you know how to monitor any effect this worm might have.
     

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