Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th May 2011 17:02 UTC, submitted by kaiwai
Mac OS X Well, it took them long enough. Apple has finally acknowledged the existence of the MAC Defender trojan, and has offered removal instructions. The company has also promised a security update to Mac OS X that will block MAC Defender and its variants from working. All this information was published in the form of a support document on Apple's website. Update: Well, that was fast. A new variant of the trojan, called Mac Guard, has been discovered. Unlike previous variants, this one does not require users to enter their administrative password.
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RE[8]: Finally
by polaris20 on Thu 26th May 2011 16:18 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Finally"
polaris20
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2005-07-06

If I may ask, how many Macs did you have, and how many PC's overall do you manage?

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RE[9]: Finally
by pantheraleo on Thu 26th May 2011 17:06 in reply to "RE[8]: Finally"
pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

If I may ask, how many Macs did you have, and how many PC's overall do you manage?


Around 7,000 PCs. We had around 500 Macs.

I would add that problems with AppleCare were not the main reason we no longer have any Macs. The main reason was because Apple just wasn't very willing to work with Enterprise customers at the time (although I've heard they have gotten better about it. At that time though, they just weren't taking enterprise customers seriously). Both HP and Lenovo (our primary PC vendors) would preload our custom desktop images for us. Apple required a minimum order of 6,000 systems before they would be willing to pre-load our custom image for us.

The other issue we had with Apple is that whenever a new version of OS X came out, they would not allow us to order systems with the old version anymore. So, for example, as soon as Leopard was released, it was impossible for us to order systems with Tiger from Apple anymore. And that created major problems for us since some of our software had compatibility issues with Leopard at the time.

As you probably know, businesses are usually behind the curve when it comes to switching to new versions of software. Hell, a lot of our systems still run Windows XP Professional. Apple's unwillingness to work with our business needs is the main reason we stopped using them as a vendor.

Edited 2011-05-26 17:13 UTC

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RE[10]: Finally
by polaris20 on Thu 26th May 2011 18:17 in reply to "RE[9]: Finally"
polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

They're not much better now, in those aspects. However we're a smaller shop, so it doesn't impact us like it did you.

Also, the killing of the XServe without making OS X Server available to run on ESX is a pain in the arse.

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