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Discussion in 'NEW SERVER BUGS' started by Phlorida, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Four Suns

    Four Suns Not a pot stirrer TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    2003 480 DB
    QSM-11 Diesels
    My business runs all Mac... have 3 Mac servers, a big database running on one, and a bunch of other "stuff" needed for "business"... and all the desktop (Macs) work well together. We also have two PC's (blec). The local plastic surgery center here is also all Mac.

    Mac is not a "footnote." That sounds like something someone said in 1989. The OS is now basically UNIX with a nice GUI sitting on top of it so most of the stuff is actually open source/GNU based and has been around for eons (i.e. Sun, HP, etc.). Although not immune from malware, the underlying security model of UNIX is much more robust than Microsoft crap... and the financial industry is getting their clock cleaned right now because of this.

    Also, on our website, about 23% of the "hits" are Mac OS... and I doubt we attract "art types" in what we do.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2011
  2. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    The Mac OS has about 10% market share. It's quite a bit higher when you factor in the iPad if you choose to call it a computer.

    Also the Mac IS inherently safer than the PC and not because of it's lower market share. As Gary mentioned, it's based on Unix which is a lot more secure than Windows....not opinion, just facts.
  3. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    You can run your business on Mac, but if you use an industry program, shared with thousands of other users it will always be PC based.

    If it is that good, reliable, and secure why do,the vast majority of business not use it. Is the market wrong?

    As to hits on this site, no surprise to me there. Mac users are more affluent and many of my friends have PC for work and Mac for personal.

    The stats, a few years old, I saw from a quick search were slightly less than 4% of users were Mac. MM
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2011
  4. Half Fast

    Half Fast Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Massapequa, Long Island
    1999 27' Sundancer
    6.2 MPI (2005)
    Just to get back on topic - pulling up CSR over the weekend made all my AV alarms go nuts. Whether it was from a malicious banner ad or wherever - it was legit, so nothing wrong with warning people to be on their toes.

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