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Pickup should boost Apple's recently struggling security efforts

Source: Wired





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RE: OS X is not secure?
By faust_67 on 12/9/2012 10:24:25 PM , Rating: 2
Windows is irrelevant? With more than 80% of the market? If Windows is irrelevant, how do you qualify OS X with it 8-9% share? Not that it matters to me. I use Linux. By the way, never had a virus on Linux. More secure that OS X. How do you explain that (of course other than telling me that Linux has a small market since it seems to you it doesn't explain less malware). OS X and Windows fans make me laugh. Any system, even Linux, is not 100% secure once put on a network or when it receives data from an external source (CD, USB key, external drive). The hard time I have with Apple is that they spread this myth that OS X (or iOS) is impervious to malware and fanboys relayed the word without thinking one minute how stupid it was (not only fanboys, but supposedly informed journalists who obviously have no clue). That's why I love the Linux community. Most Linux users have sometimes to scratch their heads to install something (even if with modern distributions you don't have to anymore, which is sad). Users of other operating systems laugh at that, but I am laughing at them because they learn NOTHING. And after that they just claim stuff without having the slightest idea of what they saying. Most of these people have no clue what preemptive multitasking or multithreading are. They want to be spoon fed and like robots repeat PR crap from companies. Who do you believe the most when researching about the reliability of a car? The mechanic or the salesman? It seems we hear more from the salesmen.


RE: OS X is not secure?
By Lugaidster on 12/10/2012 10:05:05 AM , Rating: 3
Hahahaha, it cracks me up when Linux fanboys spout crap like this:

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Most Linux users have sometimes to scratch their heads to install something (even if with modern distributions you don't have to anymore, which is sad). Users of other operating systems laugh at that, but I am laughing at them because they learn NOTHING.


I think you ought to get your priorities straight. Time is finite and learning to install a stupid program every single time gets old pretty fast.

I welcome the work companies like Ubuntu are doing. Alas, guys like you make me think they are wasting their effort. In the end, if your community would rather have an obfuscated OS to keep it exclusive than welcoming all kinds of user into an open ecosystem we wouldn't have the issues we have with closed environments being so ubiquitous these days.

Disclaimer: I'm a software developer and a frustrated Linux user. I got to tired of having to crawl the corners of the web to get my hardware to work properly or having to fiddle with it to behave (Optimus comes to mind).


RE: OS X is not secure?
By Cheesew1z69 on 12/10/2012 10:05:39 AM , Rating: 2
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Windows is irrelevant? With more than 80% of the market?
That's Tony logic...


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