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If MS did this, you'd be furious

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    If MS did this, you'd be furious


    Seems Apple released a security patch for Mac users, and without asking for permission or otherwise making any announcement they installed a security update on our computers.

    (Reuters) - Apple Inchas pushed out its first-ever automated security update to Macintosh computers to help defend against newly identified bugs that security researchers have warned could enable hackers to gain remote control of machines.
    Read the rest of the story here.
    Apple pushes first ever automated security update to Mac users | Reuters

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    Yeah because it's impossible for Microsoft to test their updates on all the possible PC configurations that they can't guarantee that there'll be no glitches. But Apple can because there is only a limited configuration possibility in their totally closed ecosystem.
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    You can have Apple and have superior security... Or have Windows 8.1, which also has Superior Security (as long as you know how to use Windows, and not download 3rd Party "Driver Repair/System Security" software). I am not willing to pay for the premium Apple asks, and I am not a fan of buying software.

    I think Apple is great for those who are PC illiterate, but you need to be careful with Apple. They purposefully slow their older hardware so that you are more tempted to buy the newest hardware. Read this article. There is a chance this a conspiracy theory and that this claim is false, but Apple is a Corporation. The purpose of a Corporation is to make as much money as possible. Their only sole responsibility is to follow Federal and State law, not code of ethics. Since you sign their Terms of Agreement, they can modify their software anytime they want without your permission. Besides, Apple has had some bad publicity that was covered up... Check this out. Apple is also not known for being conscious about Human Rights, but this is the price we pay for having extreme capitalism .

    Links:
    ?iPhone slow? vs ?Samsung Galaxy slow? Google Search study | BGR
    23 Died Building Your iWorld: Time to Boycott Apple? - Forbes
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    With Microsoft, like GNU/Linux, you can use just about any piece of hardware even apple since they started using AMD64 or x86_64 chips.
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    Um, this wasn't done because Apple could do it without glitches due to limited config options. It's the first time they have ever done it. I just found it interesting that they did it, without upsetting the entire user base.

    Microsoft is also a corporation. I'm unsure what that comment was really supposed to mean.

    I have a MacBook Pro and am far from computer illiterate. As far as an Apple premium goes, it's not really much of an issue anymore. If you try to match the spec, weight, speed, and build quality, a pc is in the same ballpark. The issue with Apple is that they don't really have a low-end option. And while they do have less upgrade-ability, so do many new pc ultrabooks and the like. So, that's becoming more of a trend.

    I'm not sure what the comment meant, 'i don't like to buy software'. There is lots of free software on the Mac, I haven't had to buy anything. And I didn't have to pay anything to upgrade from OSX Mavericks to OSX Yosemite. Going from 7 to 8 wasn't free.
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    even apple since they started using AMD64 or x86_64 chips.
    Some time ago Apple switched from PowerPC CPUs to Intel, story was the PowerPC couldn't get made much faster. My MacBook Pro of mid-2010 has an Intel i7 CPU and runs as 64-bit, never have seen where Apple used AMD CPUs. I originally had Snow Leopard and a choice to change it to 64-bit, no re-install, just reboot for the change to complete. The upgrade to Mountain was about $30, the upgrade to Mountain Lion was about $20 and the upgrade to Yosemite was free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    even apple since they started using AMD64 or x86_64 chips.
    Some time ago Apple switched from PowerPC CPUs to Intel, story was the PowerPC couldn't get made much faster. My MacBook Pro of mid-2010 has an Intel i7 CPU and runs as 64-bit, never have seen where Apple used AMD CPUs. .

    AMD made the original specifications for 64bit chips, so AMD64 is the generic term for 64bit CPUs, like Kleenex is for tissues or coke for soda pop.
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    Hi there

    with all this "You pays your money and takes your choice". With the amount of scamming etc going on I think ANY user of ANY OS would be advised to install any security upgrades recommended by the manufacturer of the OS.

    I don't have a Mac but if I did I don't think this would have bothered me even if it's the first time apple have done it.

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    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    with all this "You pays your money and takes your choice". With the amount of scamming etc going on I think ANY user of ANY OS would be advised to install any security upgrades recommended by the manufacturer of the OS.

    I don't have a Mac but if I did I don't think this would have bothered me even if it's the first time apple have done it.

    Cheers and happy XMAS


    jimbo

    Exactly jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Um, this wasn't done because Apple could do it without glitches due to limited config options. It's the first time they have ever done it. I just found it interesting that they did it, without upsetting the entire user base.

    Microsoft is also a corporation. I'm unsure what that comment was really supposed to mean.

    I have a MacBook Pro and am far from computer illiterate. As far as an Apple premium goes, it's not really much of an issue anymore. If you try to match the spec, weight, speed, and build quality, a pc is in the same ballpark. The issue with Apple is that they don't really have a low-end option. And while they do have less upgrade-ability, so do many new pc ultrabooks and the like. So, that's becoming more of a trend.

    I'm not sure what the comment meant, 'i don't like to buy software'. There is lots of free software on the Mac, I haven't had to buy anything. And I didn't have to pay anything to upgrade from OSX Mavericks to OSX Yosemite. Going from 7 to 8 wasn't free.
    Yes they are both Corporations, but Apple is restrictive to maximize profit. Bill Gates is a well known Humanitarian so I have much more respect for him than Steve Jobs. Jobs was apparently a nasty person. Of course, these are opinions as there is little evidence to prove it, but just how Apple's business model is to maximize profit and poor customer service I believe it. I honestly just don't like Apple. I've had bad experiences with them.

    My Girlfriends MBP crashed and had to replace the HDD. She lost all of her apps that were preloaded on the Operating System, such as iPhoto, the word processor, etc. They told me I had to re-buy all the apps and that I should have backed up my configuration. Afterward, I was asked to pay a one time fee for the "customer support." Apparently Apple support isn't free.

    You can keep your Mac. Lol.
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