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Posted on 04/06/2012 7:03:59 PM PDT by TexasSecede79366
I know Macs are based on Unix so I'm very particular who has access to the root password. I'd also had an alpha version of CLAM.
The last access to my root was a version of Tux. (Remember Tux Racer in Linux?) but this was like Tux/Mario.
Shortly after playing the game my mouse went nuts,then my keyboard developed a mind of it's own.
I rebooted into "Bootcamp" and XP and it ran fine.
Long story longer,it was not a hardware problem but a software one. I pulled the network capability and it took almost an hour for the restoral CD to load.
I now have a nice shiny new install with all my data restored but WTF?
I love Linux but went to Macs because they're simple and my time is limited. Maybe I screwed up.
When I check out other Mac or Linux forums they say "No, but did you see the latest version of sally rotten crotch and her band of merry elves."
Some of the best IT minds in the business are here. Gotta clue?
You want the guy to buy a cash register?
90% of the world would be over 6 billion people..So you are saying there are over a Billion Mac users. Who Knew?
Why would they come after you, is there a bounty? You are slightly more entertaining than pulling wings of flies, and about as useful.
How can someone be a troll in a conversation about Macs and PC?
Anyhow, im going to let all of you have the last word. Ive got to go buy stock in a virus protection company. I hear they are about to see a big increase in anti virus software purchases by millions of Mac users.
You mean 25 or 30 million computers, and that was several years ago when there was still no successful mac malware. This really is the first, happening afer 50 million.
now, the number of mac's have become respectable, the low level hackers have attacked them...and when the "big boys" take aim, they will take out all macs
The "big boys" were targeting Macs back in the 90s, and were mildly successful. Of course, back then it was a completely different OS that didn't even have protected memory.
No, PCs have become a commodity, and that's why the margins are razor thin. Apple has taken a different route.
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