Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Oct 2013 18:41 UTC
Mac OS X

Apple has released OS X 10.9 Mavericks - for free - so it's that time again: John Siracusa's excellent OS X review.

According to Apple, Mavericks has a dual focus. Its first and most important goal is to extend battery life and improve responsiveness. Secondarily, Mavericks aims to add functionality that will appeal to "power users" (Apple's words), a group that may be feeling neglected after enduring two releases of OS X playing iOS dress-up.

Is that enough for Mavericks to live up to its major-release version number and to kick off the next phase of OS X's life? Let's find out.

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RE[4]: support for X years?
by project_2501 on Wed 23rd Oct 2013 13:33 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: support for X years?"
project_2501
Member since:
2006-03-20

The two issues are separate.

You can still architect yoru enterprise to be minimally dependent on any particular brand or version - and retain agility to change.

And at the same time have PCI compliance, or compliance to whatever intelligent security or regulatory framework you need to.

No intelligent security/regulatory framework requires you to be locked into a specific brand or technology version and be entagled in a mess of dependencies limiting any kind of cost-effetivce agility.

I repeat - it is not the intention of security or other regaulation to tie your technology in knots.

I didn't mention BYOD, no-one is advocating zero-management for enterprise.

This is the same kind of "lazy defeatist" mentality I see too often in "the enterpise industry".

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Who said anything about security/regulatory frameworks being intelligent? ;)

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RE[5]: support for X years?
by lucas_maximus on Wed 23rd Oct 2013 16:52 in reply to "RE[4]: support for X years?"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

This assumes that you don't have a technical debt or are dependant on a particular product.

I personally believe everything should fit together like lego blocks when it comes to development of applications and API and I build most of my services to be restful.

However we have software that requires certain things to exist and run on a particular platform which makes the business a lot of money ... management don't care about how technically wonderful it is as long as they are making cash money.

You might call it defeatist ... I simply call it realistic.

Edited 2013-10-23 17:01 UTC

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