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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RE[3]: App Store
by brichpmr on Sun 26th Jun 2011 13:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: App Store"
brichpmr
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2006-04-22

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.



My guess is that Apple will make it as easy and attractive as possible for its users to download apps from its curated App Store. And, it will still be just as easy to choose to install apps from web downloads etc; but perhaps Apple will insert enhanced cautions or warnings about installs that don't source from their store.

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RE[4]: App Store
by Neolander on Sun 26th Jun 2011 13:43 in reply to "RE[3]: App Store"
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2010-03-08

I don't get why some people like to use the "curated" adjective when talking about Apple's application store.

Maybe it's because of my limited English skills, but it always reads as an aggressive and subjective, flamewar-inducing term. Like, you know "everyone in the computing world has pest, except us because we have found a cure".

Edited 2011-06-26 13:46 UTC

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RE[5]: App Store
by brichpmr on Sun 26th Jun 2011 14:00 in reply to "RE[4]: App Store"
brichpmr Member since:
2006-04-22

I don't get why some people like to use the "curated" adjective when talking about Apple's application store.

Maybe it's because of my limited English skills, but it always reads as an aggressive and subjective, flamewar-inducing term. Like, you know "everyone in the computing world has pest, except us because we have found a cure".


Curated in this instance is defined as differentiating installs from any variety of sources which may or may not be safe with those which Apple has presumably examined and approved for their store....not really subjective at all.

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