Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Mar 2009 19:59 UTC, submitted by shaneco
Windows In a move that shouldn't surprise anyone, Microsoft has finally started to run an ad that's a direct attack against Apple. Previous marketing campaigns by Microsoft have always more or less ignored Apple, but the company's latest commercial is a direct attack on Apple in a place where it should hurt Apple the most: price.
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Hey Lauren
by GCrain on Sat 28th Mar 2009 02:31 UTC
GCrain
Member since:
2005-07-11

Hey Lauren,,,
your more than welcome to come over to my apartment and use my mac to get your report done when your computer is hosed with virus ;-)

I'll even take you to McDonalds for a latte, well, since Starbuck's probably isn't your thing either...

seriously though...I have both mac and pc's and my pc is TOTALLY hosed with the Vundo virus right now, no lie. I had anti-virus, and ad-aware, and still got it somehow. I don't even have antivirus on the mac, and it has never let me down. Dispite all the software for the pc, I'll take a mac anyday.

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RE: Hey Lauren
by JMcCarthy on Sat 28th Mar 2009 03:08 in reply to "Hey Lauren"
JMcCarthy Member since:
2005-08-12


seriously though...I have both mac and pc's and my pc is TOTALLY hosed with the Vundo virus right now, no lie. I had anti-virus, and ad-aware, and still got it somehow.

Well, it didn't just automagically get there -- you did something stupid.


I don't even have antivirus on the mac, and it has never let me down. Dispite all the software for the pc, I'll take a mac anyday.

I don't have anti-virus software installed either, and I'm doing just fine. I do install some occasionally to verify this, and when engaging in relatively risky behavior. (software from shady sources).

Windows isn't the greatest OS if you need to be protected from yourself, but (technically) OS X isn't really either -- all it does is cast an irrelevancy cloak over you.

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RE[2]: Hey Lauren
by darknexus on Sat 28th Mar 2009 11:32 in reply to "RE: Hey Lauren"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15


seriously though...I have both mac and pc's and my pc is TOTALLY hosed with the Vundo virus right now, no lie. I had anti-virus, and ad-aware, and still got it somehow.

Well, it didn't just automagically get there -- you did something stupid. [/q]
Not necessarily true. Vundo comes in many forms, one of which is a worm, and usually is delivered with a payload of other crap besides. If it was the worm variant, no one would've had to do anything to let it in, and the only thing that could have kept it out was a tightly locked down firewall--not Windows firewall, which is absolutely worthless, a real one such as Core Force or AVG Personal. Antivirus is generaly useless against Vundo worms, as they come in many revisions and new ones are appearing all the time. Hint though: Malwarebytes Anti-malware is usually able to get rid of Vundo and most of its other payload.
Mac users, and that includes myself, are not immune to these kinds of attacks either. Right now, we have the benefit of obscurity: no one's bothering with us. That may change in the future, so don't feel too secure just because you have OS X. Same for Linux, and *BSD, don't rely on security through obscurity forever, though it's safe enough to do so right now.

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