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  • #91
    Originally posted by HILife View Post
    That is a major misconception. Macs can get malware just like any other computer in the world. There are just less of them in the world because of Mac's smaller market share. Why write a program to infect macs that have maybe 10% market share, when you can write a +80% market share windows.

    With all that said, go Linux, because it's free and because you like doing stuff the hard way.
    Let me echo HiLife. If you get plugged into the vulnerability community, you will find plenty of issue with BSD / Mac.

    Virus scanners are dead by the way. Most companies have moved to threat prevention and heuristic scanning to prevent the pattern of attacks. Virus scan engines are retroactive.

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    • #92
      Originally posted by maven View Post
      windows 8 is light and faster than win 7. pair with ssd and as u mentioned an old comp can keep going
      It is actually rather fast. The SSD being the key.

      Once you adapt to Win 8 its not bad. My 7 year old figured it out immediately.

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      • #93
        it's purely preference. you can have 100 people buy the same exact computer and you will get 100 different opinions on why it's great,so-so,sucks or is nice.

        the quality of the product is about the same either way depending on what you choose and what you use it for.
        get the product that fits your needs the best.

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        • #94
          Originally posted by maven View Post
          so much discussion about this and that and whose is better. windows 8 effin sucks. if you are into hardcore gaming then u must go the windows route, work and programming. if ur just a daily consumption user id go the mac route
          I hope this post wasn't supposed to support that Mac is better because it reads like this:

          If you want or need to do something productive use a windows machine if you want to surf the web get a mac

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          • #95
            Btw if you find a solid rig with a SSD, lemme know. I'm also in the market for a laptop but in no rush.

            Edit: When will the industry start making SSD the standard and if you WANT a huge harddrive for porn, you add it?

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            • #96
              Get a Chromebook

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              • #97
                Originally posted by DHallblows View Post
                Get a Chromebook

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                • #98
                  I heard they are launching new Macbook Pros and Airs in June. You may want to wait until then, I think I am.

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                  • #99
                    Originally posted by Doggcow View Post
                    Btw if you find a solid rig with a SSD, lemme know. I'm also in the market for a laptop but in no rush.

                    Edit: When will the industry start making SSD the standard and if you WANT a huge harddrive for porn, you add it?
                    who downloads porn anymore?

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                    • Just FYI if you want to upgrade from an existing Win Version to Win 8 it is on sale for $39.00 until the 1/31/13 I believe.

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                      • Originally posted by Houshyamama View Post
                        who downloads porn anymore?
                        Exactly.

                        I'm using an ancient laptop with like 160gb or something hdd. like 100 is music. Lol.

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                        • Originally posted by Doggcow View Post
                          Exactly.

                          I'm using an ancient laptop with like 160gb or something hdd. like 100 is music. Lol.
                          We gotta play some more X360

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                          • Originally posted by Houshyamama View Post
                            who downloads porn anymore?
                            14-18 year olds,married men,serial nerds and chiefs fans.

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                            • PhD candidate in electrical engineering. Apple is a joke to the research community. Companies like IBM and Microsoft perform real, valuable research that advances society and improves lives. Apple is a marketing company that has done nothing for the world. Therefore, I would never give them my money when it could be better spent elsewhere. Steve Jobs was a prick, and was not revered by anybody but the media.

                              That said, Apple puts out a good product. however, The virus thing is completely overblown. What it primarily comes down to is software compatibility. Most of the software I personally need will not work on Mac. Most people do not have this problem, though.

                              I absolutely loved Windows 7. I've dabbled with Windows 8, but eventually just customized it to be like Windows 7 (not hard to do).

                              I would highly recommend, more than anything, is getting a SSD instead of an HDD, and use an external hard drive for large storage. SSD is far and away the best performance upgrade for computers in the last twenty years.

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                              • Originally posted by slatimer View Post
                                Windows 8..heck buy two of them for the price of a Mac...Avast free anti virus, and Malwarebytes scan every month...clean as a whistle..
                                I would recommend not putting an anti virus on a Win8 machine. Win8 comes with a very good AND super light-weight AV.

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