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    I think Paton is stating that a Mac can infect a PC if a file is sent that has a virus. The person may be expecting the file so therefore it may not be questionable material. However, I recommend not downloading attachments in e-mails if at all possible.

    I just started using a Mac in December of 07, and if I am going to send files and folders to family or friends that have a PC I would consider getting an AV.
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  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bondo

    Last, I respectfully disagree with Paton on the security of Macs. Because so many windows applications require elevated privileges to run (finally being addressed by Vista and annoyance), most users will normally use their computers with Administrative rights all the time. Any UNIX based operating system (OS X included) is really designed for users to run without these administrative priveliges, generally making it easier to detect if something is doing something "bad" to your machine.
    While this is true NOW, do you seriously believe that can't be circumvented if the need AND desire is there? Right now there isn't either to do it, as you said... XP'S to easy of a target.

    But again..... not the topic of this post

  3. #13
    with imovie i cant burn movies straight from avi. i think i have to convert them to some format before i can use imovie. so im using toast titanium to burn dvds but im having trouble adding subtitles i had no probs doing this on windows but cant seem to find an option for adding subtitles on toast titanium. i used vso convertxtodvd on windows and had no probs. any easy to use software similar to that?

  4. #14
    wats a good crossover program cause i want to use microsoft office 03, dont like 08, got iworks 08 but hardly ever use it and want to use a windows application

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    Free and very good.

  6. #16
    i got oblivion but think my macbook aint up to it! guttered! are my graphics upgradeable to meet the requirements? ive got windows bootcamp. any suggestions?help?

    Model Identifier: MacBook4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB41.00C1.B00
    SMC Version: 1.31f0

    Chipset Model: GMA X3100
    Type: Display
    Bus: Built-In
    VRAM (Total): 144 MB

    The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion System Requirements

    • 3 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
    • 1 GB System RAM
    • ATI X800 series, Nvidia GeForce 6800 series, or higher video card
    Minimum System Requirements:
    • Windows XP
    • 512MB System RAM
    • 2 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
    • 128MB Direct3D compatible video card
    • and DirectX 9.0 compatible driver;
    • 8x DVD-ROM drive
    • 4.6 GB free hard disk space
    • DirectX 9.0c (included)
    • DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
    • Keyboard, Mouse
    Supported Video Card Chipsets:
    • ATI X1900 series
    • ATI X1800 series
    • ATI X1600 series
    • ATI X1300 series
    • ATI X850 series
    • ATI x800 series
    • ATI x700 series
    • ATI x600 series
    • ATI Radeon 9800 series
    • ATI Radeon 9700 series
    • ATI Radeon 9600 series
    • ATI Radeon 9500 series
    • NVIDIA GeForce 7800 series
    • NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series
    • NVIDIA GeForce 6600 series
    • NVIDIA GeForce 6200 series
    • NVIDIA GeForce FX series
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    You need a MacBook Pro for discrete graphics capable of Oblivion.

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    damn, so theres no way to upgrade the graphic side of things? know any good games i could play tho?
    Last edited by ~McLovin~; 06-09-2008 at 07:35 AM.
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    Um, you can play solitare...... Thats the Intel chip, and they're pretty bad sorry to say.

    Thats the major downer of a Mac Book... The graphic side...both chipset and display.

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by Patonb
    Thats the major downer of a Mac Book... The graphic side...both chipset and display.
    have you ever used one?

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