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  1. rvvaquero

    Tripped into the dark side...Mac-Help

    You're talking way over my head harshness. So, you're saying that it's perfectly okay to use an OS which hasn't had any patches or security updates in over five years? Then, what is the purpose of all those patches and security updates if they're not needed?
  2. rvvaquero

    Tripped into the dark side...Mac-Help

    It slows me down because it's an OS which hasn't had a security update in over five years. The two browsers I've found which will run on it are older versions which are no longer supported by security updates. I'm perfectly happy surfing the net anonymously on the machine and learning how to...
  3. rvvaquero

    Tripped into the dark side...Mac-Help

    Guys, I've spent the entire long weekend researching and reading up on Macs. I'm not afraid of learning something new. I'm just trying to absorb it all. For example, you guys talk about the "Intel" macs like they just started. Isn't that all they've used for at least 13 or 14 years...
  4. rvvaquero

    Tripped into the dark side...Mac-Help

    I understand that it can be installed from a USB drive. So, if I bought a machine with Mojave on it, I could make a usb installer in case mine ever crashes? Apple doesn't care who uses it for what? There's no machine license on OS like there is on PC's for Windows? In the link you provided...
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    Tripped into the dark side...Mac-Help

    Well, a guy wants to sell me a Macbook Air A1466 from 2013. He says and it looks like it's used very little. i5 1.3 processor, 4 gb, 128 ssd, 13.3" screen. Comes with Mojave and Office. It looks like a really clean, lightly used unit. Comes with original box and power supply. He wants $500...
  6. rvvaquero

    Tripped into the dark side...Mac-Help

    Here's a followup. I did get Firefox and Chrome installed and they both work great. That's probably as far as I'll go. I do understand that the machine is not secure using old OS and software like that. I have no intention of putting any personal info on it. I don't even have an Apple ID...
  7. rvvaquero

    Tripped into the dark side...Mac-Help

    Thanks, I'll have to do a search for the older Firefox. Yes, if I could get Lion on it I could at least run my camera software and use it as a surveillance monitor. I'm not sure where I'd get Lion from though, it doesn't come up in the App Store. Thanks for the link, I'll do some reading.
  8. rvvaquero

    Tripped into the dark side...Mac-Help

    Started working with computers in a bank processing center in 1968. Got the bug and been hooked ever since. I've had dozens of PC's, DOS and Windows driven over the years. Never had a Mac. So, since I'll soon be 70, I figured it would be about time to learn a little about the Mac OS. A guy...
  9. rvvaquero

    Networking issue

    Thanks for the response. Both were restarted multiple times with no effect. What's strange is today when I got home everything was working normal. I'm going to run some scans tonight for virus/malware etc.
  10. rvvaquero

    Networking issue

    Hi, I thought I'd ask here because there are so many tech saavy members on this site. I've got a Windows 7 laptop. I can connect wirelessly to a number of networks. However, I can't connect to my phone's hotspot. The laptop sees it, but it just rolls trying to connect. I can connect to the...
  11. rvvaquero

    What can be seen on a wifi network?

    Generally, anything you produce while on the clock is considered work product.............and belongs to your employer. Be careful what activities you engage in while on the job, including writings and messages you produce of a personal nature.
  12. rvvaquero

    My book on the iPad

    So, is it okay to advertise my business on this site? Just asking.
  13. rvvaquero

    Help me understand something about internet upload speeds

    Bandwidth is not just limited at your ISP. Your target server also imposes caps. For example, Youtube is very much interested in getting their product into your computer, so download speeds are at the top of their capability. However, they realize that you will want to post your video bad...
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