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Old 03-09-2006, 03:21 PM   #1
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Do we have a hardware section??? - I have heard that when Intel chips go into Macs all the Virusrs will follow mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Do we have a hardware section??? - I have heard that when Intel chips go into Macs all the Virusrs will follow mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Viruses don't run on chips - they run on software, notably operating systems. Cross-system viruses (even worms) are very, very rare.

Hardware section though? I don't think it would be a bad idea to have one! External drives, servers, networking, ... struggling with all that today now I have one more set of bits and pieces together.

I hate hardware!

   
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Old 03-09-2006, 05:58 PM   #3
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<< when Intel chips go into Macs >>

They are in already!

   
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Hardware section though? I don't think it would be a bad idea to have one!
We should consider it. For now, though, we use the General Publishing Topics for hardware questions.

You should know my husband — he says he hates software! (He is an engineer, after all!).

   
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Do we have a hardware section??? - I have heard that when Intel chips go into Macs all the Virusrs will follow
In theory, the underlying Unix of the Mac OS offers more protection than the MS OS.

Though nothing is perfectly safe, the Mac OS has more built-in safeguards. But it would be foolish to be complacent, on any platform, on any computer, at any time!

   
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What this really means is that Macs are just "Designer" PC's.....
with a different OS.;-) After all a PC can run Unix, Linux, non MS versions of DOS, beOS and in the past OS/2 and GEM.
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We should consider it. For now, though, we use the General Publishing Topics for hardware questions.
I think a hardware/gadgets section would be quite useful, too. I'm just doing some more upgrading to my network which has gone OK so far - but next week a new networked backup HD will be delivered and I'm not sure yet how I'm going to make best use of it.

   
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I got that info from one of the top Intel engineers - their Euro headquarters is in Swindown
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We should consider it. For now, though, we use the General Publishing Topics for hardware questions.

You should know my husband — he says he hates software! (He is an engineer, after all!).
It takes both hardware and software to do computer work. My degree is in electrical engineering, and at times I get caught up with playing around with older computer hardware, but not so much now, I got married.

Then there is the ancient programmer joke, how many programmers does it take to change a light bulb?

KT: Let's just continue as we are with the General Publishing for hardware.

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Most linux boxes are running on Intel or compatible chips. Have you heard a massive viral attack on that operating system? Of course not.

Whoever told you this was either having you on or is truly ignorant about viruses and operating systems.
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