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    I've had it. windows updated itself again yesterday, and now it's got some precess running that has slowed my FPS on all my cameras to 1 FPS or less. It has done this before, and if I killed the windows update process, it freed up my cameras. But that didn't work this time. I've had it. I've been looking for a Linux based software package for years, to no avail. This morning I found an app in the app store on my Mac that claims to work with any IP camera, it's $20. It sounds like it should. But I need a Mac. I found an older Macbook that just meets the minimum requirements for this software for cheap. Auction ends inn about 9 hours, and I'm the only bidder so far. I'm soooo close to being rid of this virus, I'm excited!
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    Yosemite -

    Question - I've been involved with computers for many years but I've never had the need to use a Mac. Working in an IT environment I've dealt with Unix/Linux and certainly Windows but our corporate policy would not allow anyone to bring in a Mac for work-related use. So, when running a Mac do you have to get software specifically written for the Mac or does a Mac offer an emulator to run Windows software?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UpstateNYNewbie View Post
    Yosemite -

    Question - I've been involved with computers for many years but I've never had the need to use a Mac. Working in an IT environment I've dealt with Unix/Linux and certainly Windows but our corporate policy would not allow anyone to bring in a Mac for work-related use. So, when running a Mac do you have to get software specifically written for the Mac or does a Mac offer an emulator to run Windows software?
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    Sam, I own a MAC, and have for 15 years. You need to make sure the Mac you bid on will run the newest OS X or your wasting you money. Send me a pm with the computer details and I'll look it up for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UpstateNYNewbie View Post
    Yosemite -

    Question - I've been involved with computers for many years but I've never had the need to use a Mac. Working in an IT environment I've dealt with Unix/Linux and certainly Windows but our corporate policy would not allow anyone to bring in a Mac for work-related use. So, when running a Mac do you have to get software specifically written for the Mac or does a Mac offer an emulator to run Windows software?
    Programs need to be specifically for Mac. However, for the last several years (since 2006 or so) Macs have had intel chips and it is very easy to run windows on a Mac using Boot Camp or Parallels. Theses are not emulators though. They allow you to physically run windows.

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    Sam, I own a MAC, and have for 15 years. You need to make sure the Mac you bid on will run the newest OS X or your wasting you money. Send me a pm with the computer details and I'll look it up for you.
    100% agree. If it can't be upgraded to Mojave or Catalina its a waste of money
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    Quote Originally Posted by UpstateNYNewbie View Post
    Yosemite -

    Question - I've been involved with computers for many years but I've never had the need to use a Mac. Working in an IT environment I've dealt with Unix/Linux and certainly Windows but our corporate policy would not allow anyone to bring in a Mac for work-related use. So, when running a Mac do you have to get software specifically written for the Mac or does a Mac offer an emulator to run Windows software?
    Mac requires it's own software, but they have everything that windows has in a Mac version. As long as document are in a common format such as pdf, Macs will read them just fine. Surfing the web is no different.

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    Sam, I own a MAC, and have for 15 years. You need to make sure the Mac you bid on will run the newest OS X or your wasting you money. Send me a pm with the computer details and I'll look it up for you.
    I have a 2010 Imac as my main computer (I'm using it now), it came with El Capitan, I upgraded to Sierra and then High Sierra, it won't run the new thing, Catalina I think it is. That's fine, don't need it. The whole reason I bought the MacBook is to replace my windows laptop. All that thing does is monitor my cameras. I use iSpy, it's free, sees all my cameras, but it only runs on windows. But every time windows updates, which is often, I have problems. I like my iMac. it doesn't update 2-3 times a month. So I found some software on the app store that claims it works with any camera, supports all the formats, blah blah blah. I believe it will, it costs $20. The minimum requirements are 64 bit and OS X Lion. So this MacBook, is early 08, 64 bit, and has Lion on it. It's old, but that's why it was $43 plus shipping. All it's going to do is what my windows laptop does, monitor my cameras. Once I have a replacement that can monitor these cameras, microshit and there virus software are gone. I was thinking last night about all the grief windows has caused in my life, going back to windows 3.1, microshit has cause more misery than I would allow any woman to do. I was the only bidder, so I won the auction, $43 + $30.04 shipping. $20 for the software. A hundred bucks to finally be free from windows is probably the best $100 I ever spent. Good riddance windows.
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    Enjoy your freedom!

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    So if someone breaks in and steals your laptop you have no video of the break in or are you streaming and using cloud storage.?
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    Cloud storage. By the time they get the laptop, the videos are already uploaded.
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    If they're smart enough to cut my power, well....same with any security system unless you have backup power.
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