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  1. There *has* been malware for the Macintosh. No...

    There *has* been malware for the Macintosh. No actual "viruses" (defined as self-perpetuating malware) in the wild, but there have been a number of Trojan Horses. See:

    The Safe Mac : Mac Malware...
  2. In the past 33 years, after hearing from...

    In the past 33 years, after hearing from thousands and thousands of Mac users, I've yet to hear a single believable instance of someone's real-world Mac being hacked. *Not a single one.* That...
  3. "System requirements: Windows 7, 8, 10, Windows...

    "System requirements:
    Windows 7, 8, 10, Windows Server 2008 R2 or newer
    macOS 10.10 or higher"

    www.freeoffice.com - FreeOffice for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android


    Note that, while we are...
  4. Because they likely want you to buy the...

    Because they likely want you to buy the commercial version, which they will send you an offer for via e-mail a couple of weeks after you download the free version, for only $20. But there's more to...
  5. You have never had to worry about that. ...

    You have never had to worry about that. Microsoft Office files are what is known as "binary compatible" across platforms. In other words, they are identical; no translators necessary. Also,...
  6. "Reliable" and "flash drive" simply don't go...

    "Reliable" and "flash drive" simply don't go together. Flash drives aren't designed for long term storage, they are made for convenience. But some are better than others. This one is almost...
  7. Thunderbird is a moribund product, and has been...

    Thunderbird is a moribund product, and has been for years now.

    So, That’s It For Thunderbird – TechCrunch

    But at least they still release bug fixes fairly regularly.
  8. I'm sorry to hear that. It was worth a shot. ...

    I'm sorry to hear that. It was worth a shot. Trash-It! is usually a reliable option.
  9. Here is something easy to try and worth a shot. ...

    Here is something easy to try and worth a shot.

    Download:

    Trash It! (free)
    Download NoName Scriptware's Trash It | NNSW

    If you double-click on Trash It's program icon, it will delete
    what...
  10. I don't know which of these might be precisely...

    I don't know which of these might be precisely what you are looking for, but there are lots of choices for e-mail programs:

    GyazMail ($18)
    GyazMail -- An all-new email client for Mac OS X --...
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    SpamSieve is currently achieving 99.8% success on...

    SpamSieve is currently achieving 99.8% success on my Mac. All e-mail messages that it thinks are spam are put into a Spam folder in your e-mail program for you to review before you decide to trash...
  12. DiskWarrior has no problems working with SSD's as...

    DiskWarrior has no problems working with SSD's as long as they are formatted HFS+:
    FAQ — ALSOFT

    As has been mentioned, Apple hasn't released the full specifications for APFS, so NO ONE has been...
  13. Chrome is a great browser. The huge problem with...

    Chrome is a great browser. The huge problem with it is that it is full of Google spyware. (That's how Google makes their money, gathering information about users and then selling it. They make no...
  14. I just logged in to post on this very topic! ...

    I just logged in to post on this very topic! Here is what I posed elsewhere:

    If you were smart, and squirreled away a copy of the macOS installer program (maybe on a flash drive) in case you...
  15. Folks have recommended some articles to be...

    Folks have recommended some articles to be helpful. But one has to be careful of the motivations behind some of these articles. For example, I wouldn't touch anything from Norton. These are the...
  16. Have a look at: Macintosh Slowdown Solutions...

    Have a look at:

    Macintosh Slowdown Solutions
    Macintosh OS X Slowdown Solutions

    I should note that reinstalling the entire operating system is rarely necessary with a Macintosh. (Unless...
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    [Rolling On The Floor Laughing] Well, that...

    [Rolling On The Floor Laughing]

    Well, that will be news to all of the Hazel users that I've heard from (I have a lot of them in my user group), and....

    to the NoodleSoft folks (who make Hazel)...
  18. I've been told that the Classic Layout is still...

    I've been told that the Classic Layout is still there in Mail, but it's now different.

    Actually, Apple says this:

    macOS Catalina - Features - Apple
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    Catalina Bugs

    So...a surprising number of folks have been brave and they have upgraded to Catalina right away.

    Here are the problems I've heard of so far:

    - One person had their Documents folder moved to...
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    Just about every third party (non-Apple) app and...

    Just about every third party (non-Apple) app and utility has a Web page maintained by the developer to show why each upgrade was released. Usually that page will be called "Version History" or...
  21. "HTTPS" is not something that you have...

    "HTTPS" is not something that you have "installed." It is a protocol used by Web sites for higher security. Not all Web sites are available via HTTPS, and your browser appears to be set to only...
  22. Just an FYI... When SSD's first became...

    Just an FYI...

    When SSD's first became popular, *all* hard drive recovery services didn't know how to handle them. Most went around saying that SSD"s simply couldn't be recovered. That has since...
  23. There are no non-Apple products that work to...

    There are no non-Apple products that work to recover/repair APFS-formatted drives. That's because Apple has yet to release the entire APFS spec publicly. It's why we haven't seen a version of Disk...
  24. If you don't mind using the Terminal/command line...

    If you don't mind using the Terminal/command line in the Macintosh OS, there are a couple of free UNIX utilities that are highly respected and which may work.

    Photorec
    PhotoRec - Digital Picture...
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    - You have plenty of RAM installed. - A...

    - You have plenty of RAM installed.

    - A different version of the Mac OS will make little or no difference with regard to performance (assuming that all is well with your installation of the OS)....
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