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Old 26-01-07, 04:28 PM
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If it did make the transition over to end-user PC's the security level would definately be compromised as the amount of OSX users would increase by a boatload and hackers would start cranking out the viruses and spyware before long at all.

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Old 26-01-07, 04:46 PM
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If it did make the transition over to end-user PC's the security level would definately be compromised as the amount of OSX users would increase by a boatload and hackers would start cranking out the viruses and spyware before long at all.
Possibly, altho the security 'should' be inherently better than windows as it is based on unix.

There are a few viruses etc on osx atm, but most of them are minor and have been fixed quickly.

I guess your viewpoint on it differs with how you see hackers/virus makers (as in why they do it).

I doubt the uprising of viruses or spyware would grow on osx as much as some would believe.

Look how easy it is to infect a windows system with a rootkit, in some cases it's a matter of installing a service/driver. Something which most windows machines wouldn't even question. Especially as they are initialised by windows components.

I don't think everyone would get on with or respect osx tho tbh.

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Old 26-01-07, 05:01 PM
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They are basicaly saying what ive been saying, just wait till certain things are ironed out and full support is availible. I dont believe you should switch over to a Mac just cause of this though, which is what i disagree with. XP is still good, so i say just wait then Vista should rock your condom off.
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Old 26-01-07, 05:47 PM
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They are basicaly saying what ive been saying, just wait till certain things are ironed out and full support is availible. I dont believe you should switch over to a Mac just cause of this though, which is what i disagree with. XP is still good, so i say just wait then Vista should rock your condom off.
Most of the new features in vista are from osx tho

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I dont believe you should switch over to a Mac just cause of this though.
Swap to a Mac because of Vista?
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Old 26-01-07, 06:14 PM
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Gonna w8 a whole while myself, atleast til sp1, until I see it as the main OS for my pcs. One will have it installed as a goof to see what`s going on.

Not going to be seeing it @ work until atleast 2008, XP is still providing issues, but they don`t condone a service level until it`s neigh-on 99% solid. Hence their XP ~feels~ just about SP2 and a bit atm. Each time a progression is made, new bulletins about faults and issues flood in via our emails so that we`re aware of them. (this is XP just past sp2) - bit different to using it at home I guess. Hell - we won`t see ie7 for months yet.

OSX is gonna take some real prizing into the shoes of an x86 computer, there are basic things that the OS is based on that 68k native code can do that the x86 still "emulates", I`m sure they`re working hard on that. Big step backwards again imo, going with the money and not progress.
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Old 26-01-07, 06:22 PM
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Most of the new features in vista are from osx tho

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Swap to a Mac because of Vista?
and how many features are from xp that osx has?
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Old 26-01-07, 06:26 PM
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and how many features are from xp that osx has?
Not going to say too much but have you seen the pirates of silicon valley? or know about it?

Think you should have a look.

I'm not sure how many features osx has that were 'original' in windows tbh.

Something to do with the fact microsoft copied apple's software, edited it and renamed it
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and how many features are from xp that osx has?
Not nearly as many as Xerox had that Windo$e has.

or MacOS had that Windo$e has.
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Old 26-01-07, 06:33 PM
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Not going to say too much but have you seen the pirates of silicon valley? or know about it?

Think you should have a look.

I'm not sure how many features osx has that were 'original' in windows tbh.

Something to do with the fact microsoft copied apple's software, edited it and renamed it
Woo, didnt know they made a film/documentory about it. Will have to hunt around for it. Ta!
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Old 26-01-07, 06:43 PM
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Think there`s been 2 films atleast about the evil gates. The one mentioned got the most publicity I reckon. Then there`s books.
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