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Big difference between Mac's and Windows PC's: "buffer overflows"
Really? I thought the buffer overflow problems was inherent with anyone who programs in C.
Only Dell and Apple are posting profits from computer sales, Dell because it's popular, but it will go the way of Compaq and Gateway as it's star fades.
For once, I hope you're right. I really wouldn't mind Dell getting cut down a notch and let other computer assemblers to come to service. But Dell has brand recognition and that's a lot harder to kill off.
Wanna see some interesting data? Look who's more popular, Dell
. The results are pathetic for apple, seeing as you can't buy music on Dell's site.
Adaware & Spybot: Donation-ware
MacOS X: Pricless, 'cause I don't have purchase or download and install additional software that will slow down and interfere with the normal operation of my OS.
Not being a moron and unknowingly install stupid crap: Priceless.
PCs are for the people who know what they're doing. For everyone else, there's Macintosh.
Really though, I found your statement absolutely hilarious, because when I downloaded iTunes to test it out. It installed Quicktime 6.4. That noticeably slowed down my machine, and frankly, I felt it was bloatware.
"For the first time, the number of recorded breaches against government servers running BSD or Mac OS X worldwide fell to zero in January 2004," the analyst said"
A far cry from Linux and Windows.
No, but I bet the number of recorded breaches against government servers running BeOS also fell to zero. Seriously though, there's no context as to how many actual OSX servers they were running. And it sounds more impressive when you add BSD to it. IIRC, OpenBSD is the OS that most of the serious hacker groups operate. I would trust them to choose a secure platform far better than I would trust a Mac Fanatic.
The FBI is seriously investing in Powerbook's for their use, and of course a lot of the smart boys at NASA use Mac's exclusively, even the US Navy is using X-serves in their subs.
I love this line. It's just so Mac tailored that it's funny. Let's reword that just to show how ridiculous it is.
"The FBI is seriously investing in PC laptops for their use, and of course a lot of the smart boys at NASA use PCs exclusively, even the US Navy is using rackmount file servers on their subs."
If I were to say the above, anyone and everyone would say, "So what?" Why should it be any different for Macs?
That was fun. You know what though? This flamewar has made me want to change my vote at the beginning of this poll. If I had the cash, I DO want a Mac. I've figured out a good use for it. I could use it to write viruses specifically tailored to Mac users (although getting the virus out would be a problem). But in the meantime, I could use a Mac and find all the little details where it sucks compared to a PC. That way I can make stronger arguments against the apple whores who like to invade our forums, and if I can find a serious enough flaw, I can shut them up. Right now the only weapons I have are OSX 10.1 and any MacOS pre-X (and for the REAL Apple whores, I've got weapons like Lisa and Apple II).