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PEBCAK


Software maybe...but the operating system, no. I wasn't implying
anything...maybe there will be an infection in the future...but nine
years is a pretty good record, far better than any version of Windows.

And it has nothing to do with market share; it has everything to do
with the basic design of the operating system.

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Irrelevant to your assertion: "There are not now nor have there been any
OS X viruses in the wild." (that you edited out).

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Indeed!

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It has to do with *both* of those things.



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FromTheRafters wrote:
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It also has to do with the unreasonable hatred of MS and Windows IMO.
Odd, since Stevie Joeboy is the real megalomaniac, not Willie Wallholes.
Apple gets away with anti-competitive practices that make other
companies drool with envy.

cheers,
wolf k.

PS: I have 5-year-old Mac Powerbook, so I know whereof I speak. I don't
use it much - the most overpriced, underpowered hardware I ever bought,
with a pathetically insufficient variety and range of software, too. So
why did I buy it? Because I was annoyed at Windows, is why. Dumbass
reason, I know. But who said I always act reasonably? ;-)

Good night all,
wolf k.

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One must remember....Apple started as a COMPUTER company....get it?
Hardware!  Why would someone making their profits on hardware want
something else to run on it other than software meant for that
hardware.  There are other software developers, right?  What about M$
attempting to make their software proprietary to their OS?

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Harry wrote:
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Apple has become a systems-maker, and of course it doesn't like people
messing with its system. And of course it wants to sell as much software
as possible, at very high prices.

Thing is, I can't "legally" install OS-X on anything other than an
Apple-branded machine. Google "hackintosh" to find out how Apple tries
to stop people from installing OS-X on their own hardware. (This is IMO
shooting yourself in the marketing foot: if you want people to like
Apple, you should make every effort to make it easy for them to have the
Apple experience.) They also control the "apps" on the iPhone. Etc.

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Win7 will run on all current PC motherboards, and most older ones. MS
wants you to buy their OS, and makes it easy to install on any hardware.
Even on an Intel Mac, actually, if you know how to re-partition the
disk. Which a PC user probably does, since PC mags are good at helping
people do that kind of thing.

And yes, MS tried to "integrate" their apps into the OS. Windows users
were not amused. Mac users take what Apple gives them, and kiss the hem
of SJ's garment in gratitude.

Where MS and Apple differ IMO is that MS has realised that OS and
software matters more than hardware. That's why MS is teaming with web
service providers, and is trying to position itself as the "cloud"
operator. To do this well, their OSs must be able to run any hardware,
and that's what they are aiming to do. (The same realisation has led
Google to produce its own browser and OS.)

Apple is still hung up on integrated systems, but IMO that's an
obsolescent concept. They tend to be a generation behind, anyhow: the
iPad is by no means the first tablet computer, and is about to be
eclipsed by the next generation of Blackberry. Macs _look_ cool, but are
overpriced for what they do. Their strength (and it's a formidable one)
is that Apple tunes and tweaks the system until it "just works."

And as I've pointed out before, I did buy a Powerbook, and still have
it. I could have had an equally capable Windows laptop for half the
price or less.

cheers,
wolf k.

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You could have probably purchased two of those laptops Windows powered
for what you paid for that single Mac. <g> And, if something in the Intel
laptop does die, you can actually replace it with a variety of parts from
different manufacturers in some cases. Intel/PC is like a car you can
modify if you desire, a mac is something you bought from the factory as
is, with very little to no room for any sort of modifications. What horse
power it came with is all it's going to make. You can't install a blower
or supercharger or any other goodies. But your PC sitting there probably
would accept some new goodies if it's a laptop, and lots of new upgrades
and tweaks if it be of a desktop/tower nature.



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nudge this boulder right down a cliff." - Goblin Warrior


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Asus, the biggest motherboard maker, has no problem with other operating
systems such as Linux running on their hardware.  

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The difference is that Microsoft licenses their OS to any hardware
manufacturer that wants it.  Apple doesn't.  For a brief moment they did
license their OS to Mac clone makers but that stopped immediately when Steve
Jobs came back on board.


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sfdavidkaye2@yahoo.com (David Kaye) wrote in

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I'm not a personal fan really of Asus. Asus tends to ship the latest and
greatest with not quiet right BIOS's. I understand that when you build it
yourself you are always in some way becoming a beta tester, but to almost
know for sure the board you just bought is probably a BIOS update or more
behind is a bit frustrating. They're too quick to get the boards in
production with all the bells and whistles; only when you hit the horn, the
whistle may not blow; Your brakes might come on instead. *grin*.
 


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this boulder right down a cliff." - Goblin Warrior


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Gavin wrote:
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First - good thing it's in the Trash (Mac users don't "recycle"...).

Second - you can open Activity Monitor to see if there is actually a
Process running that seems associated with this file.

Third - there are a few utilities you can grab which will force empty
the Trash; Main Menu (shareware) and Onyx (free) are two.  Or you can
force the Trash to empty by using Terminal window and type:

sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash/*

This will force the Trash to empty.

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"Rufus" wrote:

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Being a Mac, it ought to be in the trash but the OP said recycle bin.

So you appear to have a reading problem as well as a lack of temporal
awareness. The post to which you replied is almost two years old.
Don't you think the OP's friend would have solved the problem by now?



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Ant wrote:
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...actually, it sounds like *you* didn't read the original post, which
was what I responded to...wherein he said he wasn't a Mac user, and to
be "gentle".  Hence his use of "recycle bin" vise "Trash" as is proper
for a Mac.  And furthermore, I quote:

"A friend says *her Mac* has a file (called TUD.EXE) in the recycle bin
which can't be deleted.

Macs don't have "recycle bins" - they have "Trash".  And what I posted
should force the deletion.

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Rufus wrote:
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...and not a moment too soon.

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FromTheRafters wrote:
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...better a millennium late than never, I guess.

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Rufus wrote:
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:o)

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"Rufus" wrote:

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[snip]

Re-quoting the same sentence as I did above indicates you do have a
reading problem.

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I know all that. My main point is why are you replying to a two year
old post?



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Ant wrote:
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...yeah.  I finally caught that.

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