Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Feb 2006 17:59 UTC
Mac OS X "[Last week], we reported on a Trojan horse for Mac OS X that is just like the entry for Earth in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in that it is mostly harmless. A new vulnerability targeted at Apple's home-grown web browser, Safari, is another matter entirely. A German security firm appears to have been the first to discover the Safari flaw, which allows for shell scripts to be executed after clicking a link."
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RE[2]: Reality strikes back
by MamiyaOtaru on Tue 21st Feb 2006 20:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Reality strikes back"
MamiyaOtaru
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About MP3 Players: All of them work with Macintosh, because they all act as a standard USB harddisk which ANY OS can read/write today.

That's hardly true anymore. Sony's players need Sony software (windows only). iRiver's newer players need Windows Media Player 10 (a surprise change that bit me when I bought one, to return it later). iPods need iTunes. Sure files can be copied to them with explorer/finder/konqueror/cp but those files can't then be played. Most players today need the songs to be loaded into a database by some proprietary software before being used.

Some of Samsung's players remain an exception, which is why I use them. That and .ogg support (I must be one of the few with any significant amount of songs in .ogg format, if the usual comments on that subject are to be believed). The box still says they need Media Player 10, but that is only for DRMd WMVs. (the iRiver player I had for a short period needed WiMP 10 for everything).

All of that is hardly a reason to avoid purchasing a Macintosh of course. iPods (by far the most popular) will of course work, as will Samsung's and some others. It's far from true though that all MP3 players will work with OSX (or Linux, which is why it concerns me).

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