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Dude... Who can actually afford this thing one day before Christmas? Woot, you should have saved this for a day that people actually have a thousand bucks to spare...
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I also work in the tech industry. A MAC has fewer ports open to attack by default than Windows XP, etc. VISTA tried to close off those attack vectors but users complained about the difficulty in using the software that queried you about everything.
Finally, the design of Windows (Ring0/Ring3) makes it more prone to attack. Access to Ring0 (the Kernel) is by Drivers. It's easy to add/replace a driver on Windows giving malware access to the Kernel. It's more difficult to attack a UNIX based system in this method.
Now, WORD Macro viruses, PDF attacks, and silly users not looking at the EMail "FROM" will still infect a system. Browser infection is a pain to fix.
I own both a SAMSUNG I7 laptop (Thanks WOOT!) and a Mac MINI...oh and a Hackintosh on a DELL laptop. All my systems have AntiVirus.
geredeth wrote:That is the most ridiculous claim. I am so sick and tired of people acting like Windows just grows it's own spyware/viruses. First off, I have been going on .. almost a decade now.. of zero problems with my Windows machines. Every failure was hardware failure, and when I did get a virus 10 years ago (or maybe even 14 or so), it was my own stupid fault and I learned from it, which seems to be something that Mac users are incapable of doing.
Want to say it is pretty and shiny? Go for it. Want to say "It doesn't get viruses?" then stop, there is a reason there are anti-virus programs from the Mac, as it is even more vulnerable to infection that Windows systems, because the users are to stupid to act intelligently. And no, sorry Mrfox, this isn't direct at "you" so much as everyone who makes these foolish claims. Working in the tech industry, I get to hear this more than any rational person should. I am thinking of making a bumper sticker I can smack on peoples foreheads to warn of their fanboi given ignorance.
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did you know all electronic products come with warranty? and did you know when you purchase a computer/laptop you can purchase additional warranty coverage and if thats not enough for you you can even buy insurance on top of the warranty. now that's full coverage
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WOW! I wish I even knew someone with this much spare change laying around just before Christmas.
What a gnarly price tag! YIKES!
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