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Really Mac? No annoying updates?


Really Mac? No annoying updates?, originally uploaded by sudrin.

The most recent disingenuous "Mac vs PC" Commercial inspired me to post this in an effort to debunk the "Macs need no updates like those pesky PCs do"

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wednes
May. 20th, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)
You really find mac updates annoying? You press like, two buttons and wait five minutes. And because it's not a PC, your hard drive doesn't crash. ;-]
sudrin
May. 20th, 2009 08:09 am (UTC)
No, not really... But I find the latest Mac commercial annoying because they imply it NEVER happens or is needed.
uterdic
May. 20th, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
they don't imply that at all, they say they don't constantly need security updates, patches, virus updates, or any number of things I have to let my XP partition go through every time I open up windows. When new versions of software comes out of course we update

Also, the update you just pictured it's the newest version of the OS. It's not required. It only has a few new features before they jump to a new OS over the summer that may not be compatible with older machines.
sudrin
May. 20th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
Okay how about this then?

http://tech.yahoo.com/news/macworld/20090520/tc_macworld/applelagsonjavasecurityfixinosx_1

Though I'm not trying to start a fight, I really do like my Mac, but I work with PCs a lot and those commercials really seem disingenuous. Like one is 100% trouble free and the other is 100% trouble.
uterdic
May. 20th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC)
I know you aren't trying to start anything, and neither am I. I regretted what I posted because it sounded snotty, and I wasn't shooting for that.

as far as that article goes, well there's one security breach that I just learned about. I know there are more and I know that viruses exist on Macs. That being said, we have to leave all of our PC's on all the time here so they can auto update. In the past, we have had computers on the shelf for a month or two, and once we boot them up again, they are hacked within seconds (4 seconds was our record I think), with all kinds of nasty stuff that causes us to have to reload them from square one just because they got to the system before the updater could fix the problem. Does this happen to Macs? No. It's not just because of the stability of the OS, however, it's also the unix the system is built on. It is harder to get this stuff to a mac because of unix. It's not only because around 5% of the [computing] population uses macintoshes, and no one writes viruses for them, but it doesn't hurt.
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