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Offline Simon

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Britainís top crime agency has warned internet users to protect themselves against cyber attacks that have seen fraudsters steal millions of pounds from UK bank accounts.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) said a virus is being used by hackers to harvest online banking details and gain access to accounts across the country.

Dridex malware has been developed by technically skilled cyber criminals, with UK losses estimated to run to £20m.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/13/nca-in-safety-warning-after-millions-stolen-from-uk-bank-accounts
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Ive recently switched to a Mac computer, fed up with all these security risks in Windows. The Mac although not 100% safe is far safer than Windows and runs smoother. Im sick of all the Windows security updates.

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I've long desired an iMac.  It's not so much the initial expense which puts me off, but the cost of additional software required to equate to my Windows system would be significant. 
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I've long desired an iMac.  It's not so much the initial expense which puts me off, but the cost of additional software required to equate to my Windows system would be significant. 



Go to linux its just as safe and most software is free
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Tried it, and couldn't get on with it.  There's too many different versions to choose from, for one thing.    :dunno:
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Check out linux mint mate

thats the closet one to windows i know of

Ive been running mint for a couple years and its easy to operate and very reliable

It comes in 32 bit or 64 bit

http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2864
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I've long desired an iMac.  It's not so much the initial expense which puts me off, but the cost of additional software required to equate to my Windows system would be significant. 

  Why not try Mini Mac, this is what I bought. Its £399 from PC World, and contains the same operating system as the iMac but dosent come with Monitor or Keyboard and Mouse. First class machine.

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Same problem though, Den.  If I'm going to switch, I'd need to purchase additional software, like Office, and an audio editing and mixing suite. 
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