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#76 rboe

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Posted 16 October 2004 - 09:33 AM

May or may not have a starpart to go to this evening. The weatherman says we will have clouds and lately he has been very correct in these predictions. Even when we thought he was nuts. Rain is another matter. ;D

#77 Tom L

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Posted 16 October 2004 - 09:56 PM

good looking chat room...

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 06:02 AM

Did I understand right? There's no way a Mac can get infected? So there's no need for an Antivirus and Firewall when you're surfing the web with a Mac?

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 11:33 AM

No, Macs are not immune to viruses.No OS can claim that. Mac's are less vulnerable, but not immune. Similarly, Macs are less hacker friendly, but not totally unable to be hacked. Ive been using Macs for 15 years, never had a virus, never been hacked. MacOSX has a built in firewall that is off by default. The end user needs to activate it.
Macs can cruise the web without any real worries about spyware,etc. Basically, an incredibly easy and stable ( yet powerful) OS, with great hardware to run it on.

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 06:51 PM

Well, I meant that no hacker has gone thru the trouble of writing viruses for Macs as most of the market share is dominated by Windows. I'm sure of course that no OS, Mac included, is invulnerable to hacking/infection.

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Posted 28 October 2004 - 12:09 PM

I think thats partially correct, but also due to the fact that Windows is so ridden with security holes that it makes a delicious target.

#82 rboe

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Posted 28 October 2004 - 02:25 PM

Many OS's have security holes, just your more used ones get the serious attention to find them.

However; that said - FreeBSD is the one the use (and the core of Apple OS X) for a buttoned down OS - provided the user has turned off ALL unused and unwanted services.

Take a lesson from Orocle - don't brag about your security unless several third parties have fully tested it. You could or will end up with egg on your face.

#83 Victor Kennedy

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 01:52 PM

On the other hand, some of us just have Macs to impress girls ;)

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 02:38 PM

I suppose it works until they see your Teddy Bear. :D

#85 Victor Kennedy

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 05:11 AM

Ron, I can see that you need some tips on how to impress girls.

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 10:46 AM

Ten years of marriage as of yesterday. Way too late. :bawling:

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 11:32 AM

Happy anniversary! I hope you remembered to give Mrs. Ron a nice treat.

It's always too late. I didn't figure out how to impress girls until after I got married.

#88 rboe

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 05:09 PM

I get the impression they are impressed I was able to get married. :whistle:

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Posted 31 October 2004 - 07:50 PM

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get the mac...no viruses..!!

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 09:05 AM

Tsk, you shouldn't bother with PC's or Macs, a true elitist^H^H^H^H enthusiast will use proper hardware that runs a decent OS :D

Mmmmm dual UltraSparcs....

#91 rboe

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 09:24 AM

:bow: You make a very strong point.

#92 StarWars

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 09:25 PM




where is UltraSparcs wafer fab facility...??






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Posted 05 November 2004 - 09:26 PM




Ron


Your iMac is at the Mac Mall ... :jump:

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 10:15 PM

I just found an Apple store at the Biltmore so a visit is in order. However; I think a Mac is bit off. Still leaning towards a dual G5. I checked out the iMac at CompuUSA yesterday and it is very nice.

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Posted 06 November 2004 - 05:01 AM

I use the dual bullfrog at work and on the field, they work great if you want to drop the cash and get into this type of dimension, its different.

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Posted 06 November 2004 - 11:29 PM

Texas instruments is where Sun is having it's ultrasparcs made.Ultrasparc-IV's with dual cores are available now and I am waiting to get my hands on one. A dual 64-bit 900Mhz UltraSparc-III Blade 1000 with 2gb memory, a 72gb 15k rpm fiber channel disk, dvd, 5USB ports and firewire port is running about $1600. Running Bochs on this machine smokes the typical PC beigebox, but then again a 1.3Ghz G4 powerbook running Bochs compares well with the typical PC beigbox.

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 12:22 AM

When you do, I hope you start a new thread and tell us all about it. :jump:

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 12:17 PM

I have had my "new" mac laptop for about a month now. I can only say positive things about both my ibook and the powerbook. My wife keeps asking why her Dell laptop is so heavy and the Apple is so light. She also keeps saying that editing video is much easier on my mac than her PC laptop. I am using AstroPlanner, xephem and equinox. Equinox can even work with SBIG cameras and with webcams. I've already converted my son and wife, now I have to get the rest of the worl to turn away from the dark side (I've watched the StarWars EPIII trailer too many times)


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