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UBLThemes says

I do development on a Mac, I love the applications, I love the UI, It’s nice and clean, and here comes the arguments, `It’s virus free`... Let me back that last one up… Yes, I’m sure there are viruses out there for Macs but the only viruses out there will be Trojan Horses because you need to install them yourself (they are hidden in programs), I have had a mac for 3-4 years now and never had a virus or an anti-virus program, why? because I’m smart with what I install.

This is not true, my Mac got one after only 3 weeks by opening an email which i thought was from apple.

even then i did not think twice because as you say, its virus proof.

I said that to support and they said to me it is not any-more. I need a good antivirus now, and that is coming from apple support.

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doru says

Macs, I would say are for creative thinkers.

nope

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aaranmcguire says


I do development on a Mac, I love the applications, I love the UI, It’s nice and clean, and here comes the arguments, `It’s virus free`... Let me back that last one up… Yes, I’m sure there are viruses out there for Macs but the only viruses out there will be Trojan Horses because you need to install them yourself (they are hidden in programs), I have had a mac for 3-4 years now and never had a virus or an anti-virus program, why? because I’m smart with what I install.

This is not true, my Mac got one after only 3 weeks by opening an email which i thought was from apple.

even then i did not think twice because as you say, its virus proof.

I said that to support and they said to me it is not any-more. I need a good antivirus now, and that is coming from apple support.

You just opened it an bam? dont know how that happened because it has to execute to be a virus. Even then a I said you just need to be smart, `From apple open this application`... yh, thats a good idea.

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aaranmcguire says


Macs, I would say are for creative thinkers.
nope

Why do you disagree? I have no stats but I would say a massive % are people that do creative jobs

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corethemes says

Thanks for the replies, friends. So, I think I’m gonna wait a bit to either upgrade to a much better PC or get a nice laptop to work on the road.

And a Razer Deathadder mouse I’ve been hooked onto for while now ;-)

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Crakken says



Macs, I would say are for creative thinkers.
nope
Why do you disagree? I have no stats but I would say a massive % are people that do creative jobs

Pppff, my grandma, my grandpa, my mother and father have one.. They go on Facebook and check their email, nothing else and I know a lot of other people who do the same. Let’s say that Mac is for people who can afford it :P

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UBLThemes says



I do development on a Mac, I love the applications, I love the UI, It’s nice and clean, and here comes the arguments, `It’s virus free`... Let me back that last one up… Yes, I’m sure there are viruses out there for Macs but the only viruses out there will be Trojan Horses because you need to install them yourself (they are hidden in programs), I have had a mac for 3-4 years now and never had a virus or an anti-virus program, why? because I’m smart with what I install.

This is not true, my Mac got one after only 3 weeks by opening an email which i thought was from apple.

even then i did not think twice because as you say, its virus proof.

I said that to support and they said to me it is not any-more. I need a good antivirus now, and that is coming from apple support.
You just opened it an bam? dont know how that happened because it has to execute to be a virus. Even then a I said you just need to be smart, `From apple open this application`... yh, thats a good idea.

Who stated a viras needs to manually executed?

I did not install anything, i just opened an email.

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quickandeasy Volunteer moderator says

I just upgraded from 10.5 to 10.8, so I don’t know how new this feature is, but now in your preferences panel, you can select an option ‘Only install apps from Certified Apple Developers’

Not me saying ‘they’re virus-free’, but this is surely a great anti-virus feature for Macs, and if Developers have nothing to hide, it’s no skin of their nose to get certified.

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aaranmcguire says




Macs, I would say are for creative thinkers.
nope
Why do you disagree? I have no stats but I would say a massive % are people that do creative jobs
Pppff, my grandma, my grandpa, my mother and father have one.. They go on Facebook and check their email, nothing else and I know a lot of other people who do the same. Let’s say that Mac is for people who can afford it :P

Hahah, Im not saying you have to be creative to own one, I’m just saying its more marketed towards creative users. My dad owns one, he’s a electrician but yh.

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UBLThemes says

I just upgraded from 10.5 to 10.8, so I don’t know how new this feature is, but now in your preferences panel, you can select an option ‘Only install apps from Certified Apple Developers’ Not me saying ‘they’re virus-free’, but this is surely a great anti-virus feature for Macs, and if Developers have nothing to hide, it’s no skin of their nose to get certified.

+1 on that

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