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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

$500 Bounty for OSX Virus

Well, well,.. It seems Wil Shipley of Delicious Monster fame writes in his blog "Call Me Fishmeal" "All, right, I'm sick of people reporting that Mac OS X is 'mostly' virus-free.

It is, as far has been proven, ENTIRELY virus-free. Macs are not magical, and one day there will be virus that infects them.

However, I don't think it's happened yet, and I think it's time we, the Mac community, started saying, 'No, we don't have any viruses, Let me be clear: not having had a virus is NOT the same as being immune to viruses.

I think part of the reason almost nobody has been willing to stand up on this crusade has been that we get shouted down with cries of, 'Well, no OS is perfect; Mac OS X will get its virus!' And I have no doubt we will.

But Windows gets a virus every freaking week, and we've never had ONE. I think that's also relevant," Shipley writes.

While some replys are just dumb people who don't know how to release the caps lock key-

manicdvln said...
HEY BUDDY, GUESS WHAT, MAC MARKETSHARE IN THE COMPUTER INDUSTRY IS A MISERABLE 2-3% AND PROBABLY THEIR IS STILL SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF MACS THAT ARE STILL ON OS9.

WHO MAKES VIRUSES? WHY DO THEY MAKE VIRUSES? FIND THE ANSWER, AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHY THERE ARE NO OSX VIRUSES.

NO ONE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT OSX. HAVE YOU SEEN ANY BEOS VIRUSES? NO, DOES THAT MEAN THE OS WAS SECURE? NO

WINDOWS HAS THE MOST VIRUSES BECAUSE 90% OF THE MARKET USES IT. ESPECIALLY THE BUSINESS SECTOR. BUSINESS!!!!! NOT SOME LITTLE GRAPHICS DESIGNER THAT IS TRYING TO IMPRESS HIS FRIENDS CAUSE HE GOT A MAC.

NOW TELL ME, IS IT WORTH MAKING A VIRUS FOR A OS THAT THE ENTIRE WORLD MAJORITY DOESN'T EVEN USE? DUMB ASS.


Replys to this where easy to over come-

gernot
said...
When even the poorest wannabe-viruses for OSX that actually are no viruses get enormous public attention and are cited everywhere, then the "Mac-Marketshare-is-too-small" argument is flawed. There is almost no way to get as much public exposure out of writing one of the hundreds of Windows viruses compared to writing the first real OSX virus. There has to be some other reason that it hasn't happened yet.

or reasons like this one on why a so called hacker would want to try-

Anonymous said...
In response to ManicDVLN and a few others. Various departments in the FBI and CIA have openly admitted to using OS/X machines. So think about who is part of that 4% market share, does it make a more interesting target yet?

Because to be the first to have one gives you more exposure then just another one for a windows OS.
read the whole story here

but even beyond the virus issue, is that fact of what you are using your computer for. If it's for gaming then yes windows. At the moment because windows OS is a high share of the computers out there, companys are making a lot of products and selling them cheaper because they will sell a lot of them and they have to compete with other makers.

But if your talking about photos, movies, e-mail, web browsing and word processing, then I would say the choice is clearer on getting a Mac. And with the Intel switch coming things are bound to change. ATI already has a video card that works out the box eaither in a Mac or PC computer.

Sp when you do decide to get a Mac you can also get O'Reilly newly released book "Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition" (US$24.95), a 520-page book by David Pogue and Adam Goldstein that promises to make the transition to the Mac for Windows users painless.

You See not every is using their computers for gaming, education is again looking at Macs.
The Detroit Public Schools have a $1.2 million, four-year deal in which the district will lease computer equipment for Crockett High School.

Apple in turn will give the district more than 100 days worth of technology and teaching support, including on-site help in classrooms as teachers and students learn to use the laptops.

The district will get about 780 laptops, as well as iPods, digital cameras and computer software. About 240 of the computers will go to the freshman class of the new Detroit Digital Learning Community High School at Crockett.

New Releases
PowerLogix and Other World Computing have announced the availability of new 900MHz PowerForce 750GX G3 upgrade for PCI- based Macs.

Also available is the 1.0GHz and 1.1GHz PowerForce 750GX G3 (including 1MB of L2 Cache for $209.99 and $279.00. Both models also feature a built-in fan sink to aid CPU cooling, fail-safe protection circuitry, CPU Director software and compatibility. with add-on PCI cards.

Microsoft yesterday released the long - awaited Office 2004 service pack 2 for Macintosh.

Office 2004 Improvements

Word 2004

Improved performance when using a scroll wheel.
Improved performance when formatting documents.
Improved encryption for password protected documents.

Excel 2004

Improved encryption for password protected documents.
Improved performance when using scroll wheel in Page Layout view.
Improved stability when opening spreadsheets from other Excel versions in Excel 2004.

PowerPoint 2004

Improved text compatibility with Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows.
Increased performance when using QuickTime movies in presentations.
Improved stability when opening presentations saved with Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows.

Entourage 2004 Exchange Server Support Improvements

Gain full access to your organization’s Global Address List information.
Provide delegate access to your Mail folders, Calendar and Address Book.
Share your Mail folders, Calendar and Address Book with assistants and colleagues.
Take advantage of improved public folder performance.
Receive password expiration notification before it expires.
View and manage how much disk space your Mail folders use to ensure you don’t exceed your organization’s set storage limits.

Of coarse they came with their host of problems like Crashes when attempting to print a calendar, and Problems opening files with long filenames/deep directory locations and "Duplicate" function in Entourage broken.

The Microsoft Macintosh Business Unit also announced their commitment to the next version of Office, 'Office 12' for the Mac.

Screw the Nano!!
Well that's what Motorola CEO Ed Zander had to say about Apple's new iPod nano.
"Screw the nano. What the hell does the nano do? Who listens to 1,000 songs?' Zander said," "People are going to want devices that do more than just play music, something that can be seen in many other countries with more advanced mobile phone networks and savvy users, he said." Of coarse when the media posted this all we got is "it was a joke".... ya, right.

Don't get mad because the Nano release over shadowed the Rokr phone, and sales of the Nano are better then your Rokr phone sales. we heard Cingular is planning on launching its own music download service for cell phones early next year, and Ralph de la Vega, chief operating officer at Cingular, said that his company would like to partner with Apple in developing the service.

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