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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-27-09 10:01 PM
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32. And here is the other point that put's all those "small market share" arguments to
rest. Hackers do what they do to impress (who, I don't know, their mom maybe?) and it would be real cool to boast that you had infected all the cute little macs everywhere... But they can't. Not that they haven't tried,
they just can't.
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  -Macs' low popularity keeps them safer from hacking and malware Renew Deal  Oct-27-09 09:14 AM   #0 
  - I'd recommend this 1,000 times, if I could  DavidDvorkin   Oct-27-09 09:18 AM   #1 
  - I"m not familiar with OS X's security but I am with Linux and  Gman   Oct-27-09 09:20 AM   #2 
  - Bingo! We have (most of) the answer only a few replies down from the OP...  FailureToCommunicate   Oct-27-09 09:58 PM   #31 
  - Mach and BSD, actually  Recursion   Oct-28-09 11:20 AM   #35 
  - Bang - bullseye.  wolfgangmo   Oct-29-09 11:56 AM   #43 
  - I would think that hacker types would feel challenged to attack Macs to prove a point...  NYC_SKP   Oct-27-09 09:20 AM   #3 
  - And here is the other point that put's all those "small market share" arguments to  FailureToCommunicate   Oct-27-09 10:01 PM   #32 
  - cutting to the bottom line: macs are more secure  onenote   Oct-27-09 09:22 AM   #4 
  - PC users worry and are wrecked by mal-ware,etc. a lot. Mac users: zippo. Whatever the reason  FailureToCommunicate   Oct-27-09 10:05 PM   #33 
  - A problem especially for people running 10+ year old Macs.  Billy Burnett   Oct-27-09 09:23 AM   #5 
  - Yes, I am posting on a mac from circa 2000 w 10.5. My windows machine from that year is long gone.  emulatorloo   Oct-27-09 01:04 PM   #13 
  - OS X on G3  jmodden   Oct-27-09 09:12 PM   #28 
     - My 233 G3 was born 2/18/98  jmodden   Oct-27-09 09:14 PM   #29 
  - Go easy on the Macheads, it's the only advantage they have left.  tridim   Oct-27-09 09:36 AM   #6 
  - They also still have their feelings of smug superiority  DavidDvorkin   Oct-27-09 09:52 AM   #7 
  - Weird, because your post is dripping with feelings of smug superiority  emulatorloo   Oct-27-09 01:01 PM   #12 
     - The Mac is a crappy tool  DavidDvorkin   Oct-27-09 01:23 PM   #15 
        - I still don't get your anger. Let people use and enjoy their "crappy tools" in peace.  emulatorloo   Oct-27-09 01:30 PM   #17 
  - Weird, because the Macbook Core 2 Duo is about the same price as the Sony Core 2 Duo at the Bestbuy  emulatorloo   Oct-27-09 01:15 PM   #14 
     - I don't buy retail boxes, I build my own  tridim   Oct-27-09 01:23 PM   #16 
        - Then recognize that you are comparing Apples to Oranges. Not everybody is a screw-driver jockey.  emulatorloo   Oct-27-09 01:31 PM   #18 
           - I'm comparing the entire PC market to the entire Apple market  tridim   Oct-27-09 01:33 PM   #19 
              - No -- like I said ON EDIT above, not every consumer is a screwdriver jockey or wants to be one.  emulatorloo   Oct-27-09 01:38 PM   #20 
                 - Doesn't matter, it's still a significant part of the market..  tridim   Oct-27-09 03:43 PM   #24 
                    - Micro- what?  wolfgangmo   Oct-29-09 10:20 AM   #42 
  - article seems illogical  central scrutinizer   Oct-27-09 10:29 AM   #8 
  - Mac inherited better security through a core Unix operating system.  harun   Oct-27-09 10:31 AM   #9 
  - This is a great debate for owning a Mac......  Grassy Knoll   Oct-27-09 11:18 AM   #10 
  - Same Here  Sherman A1   Oct-28-09 04:20 PM   #39 
  - Absolutely no proof given  TrogL   Oct-27-09 12:10 PM   #11 
  - Market share tells  billh58   Oct-27-09 01:46 PM   #21 
  - Vista basic works well for me...  wuvuj   Oct-29-09 08:11 AM   #41 
  - What a flame-bait thread.  4_TN_TITANS   Oct-27-09 03:07 PM   #22 
  - What a non-sequitur.  Renew Deal   Oct-27-09 03:20 PM   #23 
  - Misinformation  thesquanderer   Oct-27-09 05:00 PM   #25 
  - I guess windows would be ok if it didn't fail/break so much  era veteran   Oct-27-09 06:48 PM   #26 
  - i just don't care what computer one uses  mrs_p   Oct-27-09 07:10 PM   #27 
  - Oh let the preening and posturing continue...  Fearless   Oct-27-09 09:22 PM   #30 
  - Thank you for pointing this out! This argument drives me nuts!  jasmeel   Oct-28-09 07:46 AM   #34 
  - How 'bout a few facts?  magcat   Oct-28-09 01:14 PM   #36 
  - Those who argue  billh58   Oct-28-09 01:45 PM   #38 
     - tools  magcat   Oct-29-09 01:01 AM   #40 
        - The "tools"  billh58   Oct-29-09 01:50 PM   #44 
           - Thanks-I learned something  magcat   Oct-29-09 04:11 PM   #45 
              - Like a good haircut,  billh58   Oct-29-09 05:26 PM   #46 
  - Hackers can hack whatever they want... nothing to do with mac or pc  democratdoug   Oct-28-09 01:15 PM   #37 

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