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Old 20th Jun 2008, 22:03   #61 (permalink)
 
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OS X Leopard Server comes with ClamAV built in. If its good enough for them...

That said, I can't be bothered with antivirus software on my mac until there are viruses to scan for. I keep up to date with what is going on in the Mac community and if I hear that there is a looming problem then I'll be right on it.
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Old 21st Jun 2008, 19:54   #62 (permalink)
 
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I am an Apple Mac Systems Administrator for a company with over 40 Macs.

I do not install any AV on them. I have not installed AV on my own personal Mac for 5 years and have never had a problem.

I also used to work for Apple as a Mac Genius and we reccommended people did not install AV on their Macs... especially not Norton AV.

I would however not connect a Windows computer to the Internet without AVG on it.
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Old 22nd Jun 2008, 11:01   #63 (permalink)
 
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Fair enough. Thanks for the replies.

Anyone know of a good piece of software for "grabbing" flash videos for a mac? Only ones I could find are the ones for Windows. Trying to grab this type of video:

http://link.brightcove.com/services/...cpid1078549907
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Old 22nd Jun 2008, 20:57   #64 (permalink)
 
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try googling something that will let you download or extract youtube videos... you'll find quite a few sites that let you download the .flv after you input the hyperlink and then you can play it with VLC Player.
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Old 24th Jun 2008, 14:16   #65 (permalink)
 
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Anyone know of a good piece of software for "grabbing" flash videos for a mac?
Try CosmoPod. I use it and it works well, though its for safari only.
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Old 25th Jun 2008, 08:01   #66 (permalink)
 
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TubeTV also works quite well, and is easy to use

TubeTV - YouTube and other flash video to Apple TV, iPhone, and iPod - Download and Export Software for Mac OS X
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Old 8th Jul 2008, 17:06   #67 (permalink)
 
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Hey, nice to see a place that respects a good computer. :P

Ok so right now I'm still on my G4 Powermac Quicksilver, which has served me well, but with new software demanding more than 1.6ghz of Proc. speed :P , I'm looking at picking up a Mac Mini and using it on my Apple Flat Screen.
Anyone got one? the ones I've used have run really well, despite not being very powerful... And I was wondering if I was just lucky?
It's either that or I save up for a Macbook Pro, my dad has one of those and it's pretty good.
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Old 8th Jul 2008, 19:00   #68 (permalink)
 
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Anyone know of a good piece of software for "grabbing" flash videos for a mac?
Yes - this is pretty good - from the apple download site - Web2 Delight
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Old 13th Jul 2008, 18:57   #69 (permalink)

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"....picking up a Mac Mini and using it on my Apple Flat Screen. Anyone got one?"

Yes. Excellent little beast. Get the 2GHz one with a 160gig HDD and 2GB of memory. Only thing that lets it down a bit is the onboard Intel GMA 950 graphics processor which is good but not stunning.

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Old 16th Jul 2008, 09:55   #70 (permalink)
 
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Ah yeah, they look good, surprisingly powerful for such a small thing.
Does yours make much noise?
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Old 16th Jul 2008, 17:16   #71 (permalink)

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No. Have to put my head near it to hear it.



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Old 19th Jul 2008, 08:55   #72 (permalink)
 
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Norton? I stopped using it ages ago. It always seemed to be behind any crashes I had.

From an Apple forum....
" Symantec's tools have developed a bad reputation in the Mac world over the last several years and there's no question that for many users, removing Symantec programs from their computers improved their Mac experience tremendously. "

My feelings entirely.
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Old 19th Jul 2008, 15:12   #73 (permalink)
 
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Ah well! I have been a continuous user of Norton now for the last twenty years and I have NEVER had any problems of any manner!

C'est la vie!!


BTW,

I know, I could have posted about them one at a time, but, what the heck!

You guys deserve the best!

Please go to THIS and check out what is being offered!

I am already busy downloading!!
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Old 19th Jul 2008, 19:44   #74 (permalink)
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Wonder if some of you would please be so kind as to provide some information and/ or suggestions on a few points.
A little of a waffle perhaps but I want to explain why the Apple warranty would be so important to my travelling needs.
Posted a thread downstairs a few days ago, lamenting the lack of customer care on my Sony Vaio. Bought it less than a year ago in the USA/Sony dealer, warranty etc. Now it has a touchpad problem. Sony USA will only honour the warranty in the USA and will charge me $300 for shipping to San Diego. Sony UK tell me that if I send it to them in England, they will want £189 just to look at the kit. The South Africans will not touch it because that model, a cheapy, is not available there. The Germans, well, much the same as the English. In other words, it's not a company, it's a franchise with no recognizable service base.
I've been thinking of moving to a Mac for a long time, when my older little, tiny Vaio dies. Been put off by the fact that I am very, very unclued up on computers and those of the family who are good with the horrid things only know their way around PCs.
So, please, any feedback on dunces changing from PC to Mac.
Any feedback on the honouring of warranties in countries other than that in which the Apple has been bought. Surely Macs do go bust form time to time?
What really would be the competition for the Apple Air? It just feels right, like my VGN T2XP.
Thank you one and all.
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Old 19th Jul 2008, 20:00   #75 (permalink)
 
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Friend at work bought a US spec Macbook and has just had it repaired under international warranty in UK.
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Old 19th Jul 2008, 20:40   #76 (permalink)
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Specifically, AppleCare on the laptops has international coverage. The PowerMacs and iMacs are not covered internationally with AppleCare.

The only exception is the MacMini where the AppleCare has international coverage, being small enough to be deemed portable!

AppleMacster.

Last edited by AppleMacster; 19th Jul 2008 at 20:42. Reason: Questionable grammar and dodgy typing
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Old 21st Jul 2008, 05:07   #77 (permalink)
 
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^^^
Where did you read that? I haven't seen anything on any of the mac forums I'm active on.
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Old 21st Jul 2008, 07:06   #78 (permalink)
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Flying Officer Kite,

Certainly, it would appear that hackers have managed to unlock the new iPhone 2.0 software, meaning that the iPhone could be run on any network. However, you have to deliberately run software in order to re-flash the iPhone to make it work. This is different from being able to do damage to a desktop via the iPhone in terms of viruses and dangerous code. Like fleebag, I've not seen anything along these lines.

What sort of problems are you having with downloading?

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Old 26th Jul 2008, 02:54   #79 (permalink)
 
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Something to do with This Article perhaps?
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Old 26th Jul 2008, 04:04   #80 (permalink)
 
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killer actions on macs

a cup of coffee is also a killer
I am trying to get a CH virtual pilot pro up for flight gear sim and running on my new imac but it is an older serial type and guess I need a transition to the new bus connect type- any tips?
thnx
ps I am new on macs
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