this question is for help 1. macs do not get viruse's 2.macs are good for programmers / students
please leave a answer your specks on the mac if your comment is rude chrispirillo will be contacted thank you for reding my post
Answer by Monkinto · Sep 29, 2010 at 08:21 PM
if i could i would have a macbook pro right now but i dont have the money to buy one at the moment i would think there just as good for programming but they are the #1 choice of collage kids so they must be good for students and its true because os x is run on unix and is ammuine to windows virus's
Answer by Justin · Sep 29, 2010 at 07:32 PM
1) Yes they do. It is ignorant and annoying to think otherwise.
2) How so? Windows based computers are just as good for programming.
By the way, I am answering this question on my iMac. Just because you use a certain OS, doesn't mean it's perfect.
Answer by Nutz321 · Jul 29, 2011 at 02:02 PM
Justin, I think it is annoying to think they just can. Sure, no OS is secure, but in a decade, OS X has still NOT A SINGLE virus. I think that counts for something. I find it weird that there's a handful of pathetic attemtps at trojans and spyware, but ZERO viruses. The other types of malware that DO exist for the Mac proves that there's some interest in attacking the Mac, yet no virus. Plus, many OSes less popular than the Mac have viruses, including OS 9.
I think it is safe to assume, "No viruses" as a selling point.
For programming, see these links: h t t p : / / w w w . smashingmagazine . com / 2009 / 04 / 26 / five-reasons-why-designers-are-switching-to-mac / h t t p : / / w w w . quora . com / Computer-Programming / Why-do-most-professional-programmers-prefer-Macs