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A note to new switchers such as myself. After 4 days with my new Mac, I am finally over the really basic "how do I do ANYTHING with this machine?" culture shock and am poking around more and more deeply into the OS. I discovered with a shock last night that my firewall was set to OFF! Since I didn't configure this (only found it last night) it has to be the default for new Macs.

Now I know that there are not supposed to be ANY virus' out there in the wild for Macs, but coming from the hyper paranoid world of Windows to this new world, and finding that not even basic security steps seem to be standard was quite a shock. I immediately enabled the firewall of course, and even it doesn't really matter, I at least FEEL safer now.

So, new Mac'ers, take note - your firewall is off unless you have enabled it!!

My Macs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz, G4 Cube with 1.2 GHz Upgrade
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My OS': Mac OS X Lion, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Tiger, Mac OS 9.2.2, openSUSE 10.3
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