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Forum: OS X - Operating System 05-28-2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By HIPAR
Why shouldn't you be?

I would think you still need to be careful about what you agree to install. Maybe there isn't as much spyware written for the Mac but why wouldn't it be possible for spyware that you invited inside...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 05-11-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,741
Posted By HIPAR
If it's only dust, I use a very, very soft paint...

If it's only dust, I use a very, very soft paint brush to gently whisk it off.

--- CHAS
Forum: Switcher Hangout 05-11-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,573
Posted By HIPAR
And let's not forget that huge installed base of...

And let's not forget that huge installed base of Microsoft centric computing resources in the business world. They use these 'features' that we, as desktop individual users, can say are stupid,...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 05-10-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,573
Posted By HIPAR
I am under the impression that the OS X GUI is a...

I am under the impression that the OS X GUI is a shell that operates as an overlay on Berkley UNIX. There might be other Shells that you can run on a Mac like X Windows. I'm not about to try it but...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 05-10-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,573
Posted By HIPAR
I think you'll find the infamous registry first...

I think you'll find the infamous registry first appeared with Windows 95. Also, ActiveX quickly developed into a major security concern.

All of that is of no concern to Mac desktop users.

--- ...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 05-10-2008, 02:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,573
Posted By HIPAR
I've been reading through your and the others...

I've been reading through your and the others comments.

Way back around post #26 I outlined myself as a user who likes to explore. I'm an administrator because I'm the only user and I don't like...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 05-09-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,573
Posted By HIPAR
Certainly, that's why I'm also not buying into...

Certainly, that's why I'm also not buying into 'Get a Mac and there will be no problems with Malware' myth. The only Malware I've experienced on any of my computers is the Malware I invited in.
...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 05-09-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,573
Posted By HIPAR
Although my original post was a comment on the...

Although my original post was a comment on the stability of my MacBook Pro, I'll have to ask this question about it's vulnerability to external threats:

Why do I see periodic software updates...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 05-04-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,573
Posted By HIPAR
I'm still here

To clarify my position on this stbility matter a bit, although I don't Love my Mac, I don't hate it either.

Now I'm an experimenter. I want to know more about the system. How is it organized, ...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 05-03-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,573
Posted By HIPAR
Mac stability myth

Every time I see a forum comment about the Windows Blue Screen of Death, someone jumps in proclaiming 'Get a Mac'. Well I have a PowerBook Pro (Fully patched Leopard) that I'm struggling to learn. ...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 05-03-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,284
Posted By HIPAR
Monitoring Serial Port

I have a Bluetooth GPS receiver. It outputs serial ASCII data to a virtual serial port; a standard kind of asynchronous serial data stream thing. Question: can I somehow connect the terminal.app in...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 04-28-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,557
Posted By HIPAR
I would let it do a more automatic kind of...

I would let it do a more automatic kind of configuration. If you do not like the performance, there's a tool for adjusting things after the fact. I think I saw reference to a Windows XP/VISTA...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 04-27-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,557
Posted By HIPAR
I set up Parallels about a month ago (MacBook...

I set up Parallels about a month ago (MacBook Pro, Leopard, 1 gigabyte) and things went wrong when the software update box popped up while I was entering the activation code. I would suggest you...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-25-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By HIPAR
Didn't the CoreDuo run hot? --- CHAS

Didn't the CoreDuo run hot?

--- CHAS
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 04-25-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By HIPAR
Sometimes there's an issue with double network...

Sometimes there's an issue with double network address translation if your DSL modem is also doing routing functions. You can try searching the web for instructions about disabling these functions...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 04-25-2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,214
Posted By HIPAR
Non of my XP machines, real, virtual or...

Non of my XP machines, real, virtual or otherwise, are getting SP3 until I'm reasonably certain it has not introduced new annoyances. I just wasted a day getting my home work group network...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-25-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By HIPAR
I just got Yahoo Messenger working on my...

I just got Yahoo Messenger working on my MacBookPro (Leopard). I had no problems seeing the webcam using my Thinkpad on a second account. I just used iChat to set up a AIM account but haven't yet...
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