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    Default 114000 viruses? Not on a Mac

    not sure if this has been posted, but the ads are worth a look again...

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    no need to see, i oledi got a mac

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    better still get an old mac, so new virus will not be able to infect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    better still get an old mac, so new virus will not be able to infect.
    ermm ... old mac got virus, its the new one that doesn't

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    better still get an old mac, so new virus will not be able to infect.
    old mac donald had a farm, yee yaa yee yaa ohhh...

    on this farm there is no virus, yee yaa yee yaa oohhh...

    we scan scan here, we scan scan there..

    here scan, there scan, everywhere scan scan...

    old mac donald had a farm, yee yaa yee yaa ohh...
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    “How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.” - Adolf Hitler

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrelchia
    ermm ... old mac got virus, its the new one that doesn't
    PowerPC not intel

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    Hahahha..
    nice ad..

    But I'd have to say it's quite misrepresented.


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    another urban legend pushed by the ad man and apple fanatics.
    http://www.macvirus.org/database

    mac might not be facing 114000 viruses, but mac sure as hell do have viruses. its just a matter of numbers in proportion of windoze vs mac users in the market, hence the proportion of virus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75
    another urban legend pushed by the ad man and apple fanatics.
    http://www.macvirus.org/database

    mac might not be facing 114000 viruses, but mac sure as hell do have viruses. its just a matter of numbers in proportion of windoze vs mac users in the market, hence the proportion of virus.
    But then ... these viruses only affect the motorola chip based macs, not the newer Intel Macs (or it could be because of OS X) so its not really an urban legend. There are no viruses that hit the new macs yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrelchia
    But then ... these viruses only affect the motorola chip based macs, not the newer Intel Macs (or it could be because of OS X) so its not really an urban legend. There are no viruses that hit the new macs yet.
    actually, if u happened to read some trade magazines earlier this year abt the new mactels, security analysts predicted it will be far easier (theoretically) for hackers to program viruses for mactels, since they share the same system architecture as the wintels.

    theoretically or not, again, its a matter of the number game. give it time, and u'll see new mactel viruses. as long as there are bo liao people out there, u are almost guaranteed a virus or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75
    another urban legend pushed by the ad man and apple fanatics.
    http://www.macvirus.org/database

    mac might not be facing 114000 viruses, but mac sure as hell do have viruses. its just a matter of numbers in proportion of windoze vs mac users in the market, hence the proportion of virus.
    i think these affect os9 and earlier...and will probably affect the mac os classic. still waiting for os x ones.

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    in the first place, osx will ask you if you want to open a file
    and you'll have to enter your password to run system affecting software

    sure as hell macs have viruses
    but none of them can propagate as well and efficiently as one for microsoft

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75
    another urban legend pushed by the ad man and apple fanatics.
    http://www.macvirus.org/database

    mac might not be facing 114000 viruses, but mac sure as hell do have viruses. its just a matter of numbers in proportion of windoze vs mac users in the market, hence the proportion of virus.
    Security thru obscurity theory?

    And BTW, watch who u are saying "The Bo Liao People" hor!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75
    theoretically or not, again, its a matter of the number game. give it time, and u'll see new mactel viruses. as long as there are bo liao people out there, u are almost guaranteed a virus or two.
    I agree, but marketing wise, they are not wrong to say there mac OSX has no viruses, because there aren't any yet !

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    What's a virus?

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