MAC OS X High Sierra or... which?

Discussion in 'all things Mac' started by bellgamin, Dec 29, 2020.

  1. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    No problem and yes it was quite a bad move from Apple, but they decided to fix it because they were caught. I believe that in Windows there's also a way to bypass the firewall, it works via "interprocess communication'' with svchost.exe, but I haven't really investigated it any further.
     
  2. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    My MAC firewall post in Wilders "Other Firewalls" isn't getting many replies but it is getting a fair number of views. I'm sure some of the viewers were merely curious, thinking: "Mac? What's that? I thought it was some kind of hamburger. Why would a hamburger need a firewall?"

    Do you plan to get a Mac some day?
     
  3. Acadia

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    I do, bellgamin, which is how I came to post about that Mac backup book in your other thread.
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  4. XIII

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    Yes, hope to buy an iMac or Mac mini with the second generation Apple silicon later this year.
     
  5. Rasheed187

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    Yes I was thinking about buying a Mac, I even made a topic but I'm way too used to Windows and it's a lot cheaper. And I would have had to find a replacement for all of my favorite apps.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/hp-envy-13-vs-apple-macbook-air-13-3.412343/
     
  6. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Mac : Win :: BMW : Yugo?
     
  7. Alec

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    Much of the commentary in that thread is pretty strongly biased. The price differential argument between Apple and the PC world is overplayed and often not a straight apples-to-apples comparison. That post was from 2 years ago so it would have been in regards to an Intel-based Macbook Air... but I think if you were to compare today, the new M1 Macbook Air would be superior in most practical respects and would be the better buy unless you're absolutely wedded to the Windows OS.

    Finding macOS applications is not difficult at all, and I think you would be surprised in the quantity and quality of macOS applications. I personally find the quality of macOS applications, in general, to exceed those of their Windows counterparts; but some of that has to do with personal preference I suppose. On the other hand, you would have to purchase new 3rd-party applications to meet your various needs... and I know that can be a non-trivial expense for those new to macOS. However, the Mac also has a lot of open source freeware available to it as well, very much like Linux... of which I think many people are probably not aware.
     
  8. Rasheed187

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    Yes, perhaps now Apple can say that their CPU is superior, but I still think Apple products are overpriced. And it also depends a bit on what you're planning to do with your PC, I mostly use it for web browsing and playing video games, stuff that you can do on any "low-end" Windows laptop. So if I would buy a Mac it would be purely for the macOS, but the strange thing is that I couldn't find any good download-sites for Mac apps except for Softpedia, what would you recommend?

    https://mac.softpedia.com/index.shtml
     
  9. XIII

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    I use these:
    • Mac App Store
    • Homebrew
    • Websites of specific products
    You could also have a look at these:
     
  10. Rasheed187

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    Thanks especially MacUpdate looks cool, nice design. And I don't like to use stores like the Mac App Store and the Windows Store, even though in theory it should be safer. But it indeed seems like there are plenty of quality apps for the macOS, with plenty of well known names.
     
  11. The Hammer

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    I see your still running Catilina. So there's still lots of time.
     
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    I don't know if I'm going to upgrade to Big Sur. I've been looking at screen shots of Big Sur and it looks like an iPad. I'm comfortable with Catalina and SuperDuper is working fine with it.
     
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    bs1.jpg

    It's not so bad.

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  14. The Hammer

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    A while ago I started a thread in the imaging forum regarding SuperDuper. No replies at all. I thought that one of the imaging experts would chime in. But the silence was deafening. So good luck with a MAC forum here. MacRumors is great though. https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/superduper-3-2-5.421857/
     
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  15. bellgamin

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    Wilders new Mac forum is HERE. Give it some time.
     
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    I'm glad this has happened.
     
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