Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sat 25th Jun 2011 08:55 UTC, submitted by John
Mac OS X "Using a Mac may certainly be a safer choice for a lot of people as despite being vulnerable they are not targeted. However this is not the same as Macs being secure, something Eric Schmidt erroneously advised recently. I may be able to browse impervious to malware on a Mac at the moment, however I personally would not be comfortable using a platform so easily compromised if someone had the motivation to do so. In this article I address just why OS X is so insecure including the technical shortcomings of OS X as well as Apples policies as a company that contribute to the situation."
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App Store
by Windows Sucks on Sun 26th Jun 2011 02:40 UTC
Windows Sucks
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2005-11-10

I think Apple is going to get to the point that they are going to turn their desktop OS around. Meaning that when you buy a Mac, it will be set up like the iPhone where you can only install stuff from the App Store unless you go through extra steps to do it. That way if you go there then you take on the risk yourself. Apple is no longer a computer company, they are a consumer electronics company that just happens to use an OS to run all their products. They want everything to be like a TV. You get it, plug it in and turn it on and it just works.

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RE: App Store
by wocowboy on Sun 26th Jun 2011 10:37 in reply to "App Store"
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2006-06-01

Yes, that would be a great solution, but then everyone on here and every pundit on the internet will complain and moan and rant and rave that it is a "closed system" or "walled garden" and therefore is worthless because you can't install open source software on it, or Apple is being its usual draconian control-freak self, or some other such nonsense.

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RE[2]: App Store
by Neolander on Sun 26th Jun 2011 10:42 in reply to "RE: App Store"
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2010-03-08

Read the post again. He was talking about having an official sideloading mechanism, like what Microsoft apparently plans to do with WP7.

Could be the winning compromise in the end, and though I'm not fond of it it could be satisfactory.

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RE[2]: App Store
by Windows Sucks on Mon 27th Jun 2011 11:16 in reply to "RE: App Store"
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2005-11-10

Yes, that would be a great solution, but then everyone on here and every pundit on the internet will complain and moan and rant and rave that it is a "closed system" or "walled garden" and therefore is worthless because you can't install open source software on it, or Apple is being its usual draconian control-freak self, or some other such nonsense.


You are 100% right on that! People keep forgetting that Apple's main goal is to support mom and pop, not power users!

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