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    Osx is rooted in a unix base, which has since day one been a multi user OS. This concept of a regular user and superuser has been developed for 40 years now. That helps lend itself into fewer exploits and problems. It's not all security through obscurity. Why does 8 and 7 have fewer problems than XP. Perhaps due to not using admin accounts at all times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipduran View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    The moral is, you get what you pay for. And when Mac gets a larger share of the market, they will see just how unsecure they really are "security through obscurity" ,,, was that way with Firefox for a long time. Now look at them, they are ahving to battle the same things IE has been for years.
    They have already grown and the security threats have not paralleled the growth. There have been some new exploits out there but not at the same rate that we see for the Windows platform. The conclusion is that OSX is a more secure platform even with its install base growing and it becoming a larger target.

    Go do some current research on this and you'll see OSX has no where near the amount of vulnerabilities that Windows has even though they have grown to the point of being a common everyday computer and OS. OSX is a target, they just aren't an easy one. Windows is the easy target.
    This is true, mac os doesn't have the security vulnerabilities like Windows. It's more like one piece of malware can kill the whole OS! If this was XP, yeah, that'd still be true. These days, especially Windows 8, it's pretty hard to screw a system up. Most you'll get is malware that blocks certain programs like Task Manager. I think even Kaspersky Labs have pointed out that mac os's security is equivalent to Windows XP RTM.
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    And you pay top dollar for these pathetic devices (AND services)... I L.O.V.E technology..LOL
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    And don't forget ios flaws that cause version 6.1 to crash out exchange servers. We considered blocking iPhones for the time being.
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    iphone. Ew.
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    Ok, I read that, and that is great. But "How a $20 tablet from India could blindside PC makers, educate billions and transform computing as we know it",, no it won't.

    It's running Android. So, the price and usability for over there and developing countries, that is great for them, no question about that.

    But blindsiding and changing computing as we know it? Not a chance. Even at the low price.
    Again, as has been reported recently, people are still shelling out big money for iPads. Not a device for doing real work for everyone, but in very niche groups.
    Android Tablets are fairing well, sure. but the same about real work for most people.

    But those 2 alone have not changed computing as we know it.
    Till they can bring full system software that renders the desktop obsolete, that will never change.
    People still need a real desktop for doing real work. Which neither of those offer, at all.

    The only ones that stand a chance at changing things that much is Win8 Tablets and Linux Tablets.
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