W. Chris Shank on 19 Jan 2008 18:05:19 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] One True OS

Yes I heard about them. No system will be perfect, but I take this as sign that Apple is getting enough traction to be worth targeting. When Linux get's there, it will see similar vulnerabilities. But I'll take 100 OS X or Linux vulnerabilities over 1 Windows one. Why? Because I'm confident the issue will likely be contained - but if not - any *nix system will be easier to clean and keep clean than a Windows registry. 

On Jan 19, 2008, at 8:47 PM, Brent Saner wrote:

"Linux is that it's come a long way in the last few years and is
probably as nearly as good as an Apple. "

chris- did andrew tell you about the holes* in Leopard? ;)
BSD was fine and secure as hell till Mac started tinkering with it.

*http://www.switched.com/2007/11/28/apples-new-leopard-has-old-security-flaw/ , http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/11/20/leopard_reintroduces_security_vuln/
and adware for the Mac: http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/national-crisis/porn+induced-malware-attacks-leopard-317654.php
(love the author's sarcasm. "Cry me a river. This isn't some dangerous Trogan horse, it's pornographic Darwinism.")

and the coup de gras, http://www.macintouch.com/readerreports/leopard/topic4687.html

Brent Saner


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