I recently purchased a 15" powerbook 1.5 Gtz. It was working great until I started installing Norton firewall.After installation of the firewall , When I happen to switch the user it just hangs. I had to switch off power and reboot again. Anyone experienced similar issue ? Finally I have removed Norton startup file from /Library/StartupItems/ to get it work. I am thinking certain version of firewall not compatible with 10.3.
My parents made the mistake of installing Norton SystemWorks on their Windows machine. Not only were the "features" virtually useless, but it slowed everything to a dead crawl, rendering the machine almost unusable. Uninstalling wasn't easy, but it definitely fixed the problem.
I can't fathom anyone feeling secure with a firewall from Microsoft; so for Windows machines, the free version of ZoneAlarm is ideal.
But back to Macs... Is there a reason to use a firewall other than what comes with the Mac OS?
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Well, I wasnt aware of that the mac os comes with firewall.I just installed to see how it could improve the security of the system.Any way thanks for your comments. I am going to stay away from Norton products on osx.