3 Totally FREE Antivirus for Mac OS X

Do your part
[image courtesy of Oliver Hammond]

There is an increasing number of commercial antivirus for Mac such as Norton, Kaspersky, etc. We love free downloads. Here are the 3 free antivirus for Mac works on Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

(Yes, only 3. There are not many choices when it comes to FREE Mac antivirus.)

Does Mac OS X need to install antivirus?

Short answer: Yes.

Long answer: read the quote I found on ClamXav website:

Firstly, there’s no guarantee that we Mac users will continue to enjoy the status quo, but more importantly, the majority of the computing world use machines running MS Windows, for which an enormous quantity of viruses exist, so we must be vigilant in checking the files we pass on to our friends and colleagues etc.

Read on for the free antivirus for Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

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My DREAM Apple Tablet

Apple Tablet
(image from Gizmodo)

Few hours to go before the Apple’s “Latest Creation” event which we are expecting Apple will announce the Apple Tablet (iSlate, iPad.. iDonno).

Despite the rumors in the past years regarding the Apple Tablet, I do really wish it includes the following features:

  • Long battery life — Please, if it is gonna be portable, it should have a long lasting battery. Give me 6 hours of web surfing battery power!
  • Terabytes storage — not really, but I wish Apple Tablet has few hundred GB storage to store media files (music, moviessss, photos, etc).
  • USB port(s) — I would like to be able plugging any USB devices to the Apple Tablet, say a keyboard, a flash drives, external DVD burner, etc.
  • Memory card slot — My little wishful thinking. A memory card slot in Apple Tablet which allows me to read/backup memory cards on-the-go.
  • Adobe Flash Player — For your information, no Adobe Flash Player on Apple iPhone OS. I wish Apple Tablet supports Adobe Flash player natively and no more “This content requires the Adobe Flash Player” message when I am browsing websites.
  • USD$730 (~MYR$2500) — Needs I say more? The cheaper the better it is but MYR$2500 would be nice.

OK. These are my wishful, fantasy.. feature list. IF, Apple Tablet (whatever it’s name) got the features, I will be the 1st to buy it! Muahahaha…

What’s your dream tablet computer?

Apple Online Store Opens in Malaysia

Finally, the official Apple Online Store in Malaysia is now open! A free limited-edition Apple T-shirt will be given with purchase of a new Mac or iPod by November 24, 2008.

apple online store opens in malaysia

Why buy from Apple Online Store?

Beside the general advantages of online shopping, there are some reasons why one want to buy Apple products on Apple Online Store, instead of Apple Resellers.

  • Mac customization — ability to order your customized Mac system online, reduce the waiting time.
  • Personal engraving and gift wrap — Add your personal laser-engraved message at the back of iPod. Give as a gift? Apple will ship it in a signature gift box with a personal greeting card.
  • Student and teacher discounts — eligible student, faculty, or staff member can get discounts on Apple products.
  • Speak to Mac and iPod experts — Call 1800-80-6419 to talk with Apple experts to answer your questions and get advice you need.
  • Free shipping — get free shipping with orders over RM250.

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10 Reasons To Blog With Mac

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I’m a 7 month old Mac user but the satisfaction it gives me makes me hate being Windows user for more than 1 decade. I personally think it’s pretty fair why Mac machines or Apple product are slight more expensive than the rest. For long run sake and user experience, they are really worth it. I personally own iPod touches, iPhone, Macbook and several Apple accessories I have to say they pretty much communicates (sync and connects) with each other very well and let’s not forget the nice and sleek designs.

As a blogger, Mac has efficiently help me in may ways. I’ll sum them up in 10 reasons why you should be blogging with Mac. Full list after jump.


Terminals are great tool and they comes with Mac OS. This light SSH application helps you easily connect to your blog web account, doing tasks like backups, reboot server, edit files. It even does FTP so you don’t need an extra FTP application.

Group and view by application type

In Windows you can group applications of the same kind together in toobar but it just gives you a list view when you click over it. In Mac, you don’t have to group them manually. On any active application window, just hit "F10" and it will show you all application-of-the-same-kind. For example if you have 3 images opened in Photoshop, just go to one and hit F10, you’ll see the all 3 as overall. Simple click on any and that will make it the current-active. Pretty convenient if you swap from files to files.


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