quote: In the end, the "security" of the Mac is fundamentally an artifact of their inability to gain significant marketshare, and therefore the utter irrelevance the Mac user base has to a hacker.
quote: "ASLR is really only useful if EVERYTHING is randomized," Charlie Miller, co-author of The Mac Hacker's Handbook, wrote in an email to The Register. "If there is anything that is not randomized, it defeats the purpose mostly. This is a major shortcoming of Apple, and I'm disappointed they didn't take this opportunity to implement full ASLR."
quote: It wasn't until the end of Vista's life cycle that the rest of the market found out how to work with admin/user/UAC properly.
quote: FYI I use Linux more than I do Vista, since SuSE's package management system works well with installing apps, and I can format the / partition while keeping my /home folder intact thus keeping my preferences and settings in all apps, FF included even when I install a new OS.
quote: Try doing that if you don't now what you're doing... just because Linux may make things 'easier' once you know how to do it does not mean that Windows is 'harder' to do the same thing in...
quote: I hate to break this to you, but more and more of my customers are tired of having me to come over and clean out their computers for junk, fixing stupid printer issues, dealing with slow computers, and other stupid stuff Windows does on a daily basis.
quote: You know something, I haven't bothered to read any of your comments.
quote: Its one thing to stick to your opinion but something else to repeatedly try and force your opinion down the throats of others. Take it from me, no-one believes you and the more -1 you get the more of a jerk you look.
quote: "Good day. How do?And I send a smile to youDon't waste, waste your breathAnd I won't waste my hate on you Waste my hate on you Think I'll keep it for myself"
quote: No matter how awesome EFI is or will be, it cannot replace the BIOS because it requires the BIOS to start EFI; it can only replace certain high level functions.
quote: Oh, and if you consider half of your Intel processor's architecture to be "legacy crap" I will gladly take it :)
quote: all x86 processors use some form of the IBM 8086 BIOS now owned by Pheonix
quote: EFI has to be written to work with the individual kernels and boot procedures of the individual OSes.
quote: If you can't run Windows natively on a Mac, you can't call it a PC.
quote: The OP said apple said that Apple products won't get 'PC Viruses' He didnt say 'IBM COMPATIBLE PC VIRUSES'
quote: 'Why your next PC should be a Mac." Do you have an angle for that too?
quote: Taking the term "IBM PC" would refer to a PC that is of IBM or if you extend it, "IBM compatible." This doesn't mean that all PC's are "IBM PC's."
quote: So why doesn't one hacker bring Apple to its knees?
quote: Apple's marketshare is still vastly too low for any hacker to care about. VASTLY. They're hovering somewhere around 5%
quote: contagious spreading malware
quote: We conclude that (1) the slogan, standing alone, is not an objectifiable statement of fact upon which consumers would be justified in relying, and thus not actionable under section 43(a); and (2) while the slogan, when utilized in connection with some of the post-May 1997 comparative advertising--specifically, the sauce and dough campaigns--conveyed objectifiable and misleading facts, Pizza Hut has failed to adduce any evidence demonstrating that the facts conveyed by the slogan were material to the purchasing decisions of the consumers to which the slogan was directed. —Summary statement from appellate decision in Pizza Hut, Inc. v. Papa John’s Int’l, Inc.
quote: “And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads
quote: With Apple relenting and allowing more third party software on its computers in a bid to appeal to a broader consumer market,
quote: If microsoft shipped windows 7 with flash that had this problem, would we see an article like this? unlikely... why the bias?
quote: Building your own is so nicer.