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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.

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Personally, I've never seen a computer run smoothly with a Norton product installed.

What's wrong with the firewall that comes with the Mac OS?
[ January 19, 2005: Message edited by: marc weber ]
 
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Ditto. I can't speak for Windows, but when it comes to OS X, the best use for any Norton product is to remain on the shelf in the store.
 
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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.

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