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Newbie here
« on: August 20, 2016, 01:03:23 PM »
As you can tell, it's my dream to be a developer, preferably for IOS :) I aspire to own my own business, however unlikely that may be  :P

I recently bought a macbook, and I'm about to embark upon a computer science degree, suppose this forum will be useful for that stuff :D

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Re: Newbie here
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2016, 02:29:34 PM »
Hello :) Welcome

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Re: Newbie here
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2016, 02:37:58 PM »
Welcome DevDream. There are many knowledgeable individuals around that will be willing to share there knowledge and help if needed.

Even with a Macbook it's a good idea to have anti-virus or Malware protection. I use Sophos free for my daughters Macbook Pro.

https://secure2.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition-legacy/free-download.aspx

Actually they cover PC as well.

https://www.sophos.com/en-us/lp/sophos-home.aspx

By default MAC OS X leaves the firewall with the stealth settings turned off. Go to your settings and firewall to change it to stealth mode, it creates a little more security.

A bit of free knowledge ;)







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Re: Newbie here
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2016, 04:04:26 PM »
Welcome DevDream. There are many knowledgeable individuals around that will be willing to share there knowledge and help if needed.

Even with a Macbook it's a good idea to have anti-virus or Malware protection. I use Sophos free for my daughters Macbook Pro.

https://secure2.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition-legacy/free-download.aspx

Actually they cover PC as well.

https://www.sophos.com/en-us/lp/sophos-home.aspx

By default MAC OS X leaves the firewall with the stealth settings turned off. Go to your settings and firewall to change it to stealth mode, it creates a little more security.

A bit of free knowledge ;)

I have the free version of Avira :)

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Re: Newbie here
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2016, 04:08:32 PM »
Hi, DevDream.  Welcome to LzD! 

Yes, you will find some Mac users here, although we are primarily a Windows help forum. 


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Re: Newbie here
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2016, 05:57:40 PM »
Welcome DevDream. There are many knowledgeable individuals around that will be willing to share there knowledge and help if needed.

Even with a Macbook it's a good idea to have anti-virus or Malware protection. I use Sophos free for my daughters Macbook Pro.

https://secure2.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition-legacy/free-download.aspx

Actually they cover PC as well.

https://www.sophos.com/en-us/lp/sophos-home.aspx

By default MAC OS X leaves the firewall with the stealth settings turned off. Go to your settings and firewall to change it to stealth mode, it creates a little more security.

A bit of free knowledge ;)

I have the free version of Avira :)

Avira is OK. 6/10 rating

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/avira-free-antivirus-mac,review-2976.html

Sophos is a little better 8/10 rating

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/sophos-antivirus-mac-home-edition,review-2345.html

Off topic, but this is part of what we do, look for the best security options possible whether free or paid. Yes it is more of a Windows support site.


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Re: Newbie here
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2016, 10:05:17 PM »
Hi, DevDream.  Welcome to LzD! 

Yes, you will find some Mac users here, although we are primarily a Windows help forum.
Thanks for the welcome you lot! :)

I got the impression that this is a general tech help & discussion forum ? Ah, ok, I apologise for signing up, I'd signed up cuz I thought it would be useful for programming help and tech stuff during my degree.

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Re: Newbie here
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2016, 10:10:19 PM »
We have a Programming forum at Sysnative (Yes, I'm there too.  :)https://www.sysnative.com/forums/programming/


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Re: Newbie here
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2016, 10:18:04 PM »
We have a Programming forum at Sysnative (Yes, I'm there too.  :)https://www.sysnative.com/forums/programming/

Never crossed my mind - is sysnative your sister site?

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Re: Newbie here
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2016, 10:20:37 PM »
The only other forum I'm really active on is macrumours :)

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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2016, 11:15:39 PM »
No.  It is a site started by another friend of mine. 


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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2016, 11:25:15 PM »
No.  It is a site started by another friend of mine.
So you know jcgriff for real?

Oh, I thought the admins were just random volunteers

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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2016, 06:33:01 PM »
Forum Administrators are never "random volunteers".


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Re: Newbie here
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2016, 07:14:25 PM »
Forum Administrators are never "random volunteers".

I mean obviously you've contributed for a while, a lot, and shown you have knowledge & expertise, trust is gained - please don't take offence to what I said.

I mean I didn't realise some of the admins are good friends.

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Re: Newbie here
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2016, 07:41:53 PM »
I mean friends in real life