Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Jun 2011 22:51 UTC
Mac OS X "Apple has now released Mac OS X 10.6.8, the eighth maintenance update for Snow Leopard, via Software Update. The update offers a number of fixes implemented since the release of Mac OS X 10.6.7 in late March."
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FUD
by wocowboy on Fri 24th Jun 2011 10:47 UTC
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2006-06-01

Oh my god, there's a bug in OS X that will make your printer catch fire? Why am I not hearing about flaming printers all over the planet? Has this ever been a problem? NO

Oh my god, there are bugs in OS X that have been there for 10 years? Why am I not hearing about millions of computers being hacked or taken over or dying or breaking into flames because of these bugs? Have these bugs ever been a problem? NO

Oh my god, OS X is the most insecure OS ever devised by man, with millions of vulnerabilities. Why am I not hearing about every Mac being taken over by malware and viruses that they are supposed to be vulnerable to? Has there EVER been a Mac virus or malware that actually took over millions of Apple computers like several Windows viruses and malware have in the past? NO.....NOT ONE!

I am a Windows user as well as a Mac user. I have had to deal with many virus and malware infections over the years. Thankfully not as many since XP and Win7, so improvements have obviously been made. But by the same token I have NEVER had to deal with ANY problem on ANY of my Macs over the years.

Edited 2011-06-24 10:48 UTC

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RE: FUD
by MOS6510 on Fri 24th Jun 2011 10:56 in reply to "FUD"
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2011-05-12

It's just an update, nothing special. Why should this be called FUD?

I installed it on my Intel Macs, all went fine. The PowerPC Macs also had a security update without bumping the OS version number.

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RE[2]: FUD
by wocowboy on Fri 24th Jun 2011 14:31 in reply to "RE: FUD"
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2006-06-01

The original comment to this thread by 3rdalbum made the statement that a bug in OS X could cause a printer to catch fire, when that is simply NOT true. To suggest that that could actually happen is an example of FUD.

Edited 2011-06-24 14:39 UTC

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RE: FUD
by JAlexoid on Fri 24th Jun 2011 11:52 in reply to "FUD"
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2009-05-19

I have had to deal with many virus and malware infections over the years.


Don't download freaking pr0n and warez and Windows(even unpatched) is as secure as Mac OSX.

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Lots of experience
by wocowboy on Fri 24th Jun 2011 14:36 in reply to "RE: FUD"
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2006-06-01

I have been owner/manager of a cable TV system for 30 years and have provided internet service to my customers for 10 years. Over that time I have seen MANY of my customers' machines become infected with viruses and malware, and have been called on to assist them in removing those infections or doing the erase/format/reinstall routine on their machines. I have had customers whose machines have been taken over by what I do not know, with the result being them flooding my upstream provider and my server with hundreds of thousands of spam emails per day and having to deal with their computers and my servers as a result. I am smart enough to not deal with the items you suggest, but my customers are not. Therefore I DO have experience with malware and viruses. Not on my Macs, though, they have NEVER been affected.

Edited 2011-06-24 14:37 UTC

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RE: FUD
by BallmerKnowsBest on Fri 24th Jun 2011 17:27 in reply to "FUD"
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2008-06-02

I am a Windows user as well as a Mac user.


Yeah, the hand-waving melodrama and deliberately-missing-the-point-as-a-debate-tactic kinda gave you away.

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RE[2]: FUD
by wocowboy on Sat 25th Jun 2011 11:27 in reply to "RE: FUD"
wocowboy Member since:
2006-06-01

I don't know what the hell that remark meant, I will take it as simply a tactic to demean my statement that I use Macs as well as Windows machines, both at home and at work in my business that deals with internet, and that based on that experience I have a certain amount of knowledge about which types of computers I have worked with that have ever been affected by malware or viruses.

And my original statement still stands and cannot be refuted since it is based on MY experience, which is: In MY experience, I have NEVER owned or seen a Mac that has been affected by malware or viruses, while I have seen MANY Windows machines either die or be rendered inoperable by malware and viruses. NONE of he Windows machines have been mine, all were my customers' machines. Nice try but it didn't work.

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