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MacBytes
Oct 26, 2007, 08:17 AM
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Link: New Treats and Tiny Tweaks Make Mac OS X Leopard Spot-On (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20071026091733)
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samh004
Oct 26, 2007, 08:27 AM
When this article was first posted there were a load of inaccuracies in it, I doubt the write even used Leopard before he started writing. Initially he even said that a family pack cost $500. :rolleyes:

autrefois
Oct 26, 2007, 08:56 AM
Leopard...Spot-on.

I get it, how clever! :rolleyes:

aquajet
Oct 26, 2007, 11:12 AM
Initially he even said that a family pack cost $500. :rolleyes:

And it's still wrong after the correction. Single user is $129.00, family is $199.00.

QuarterSwede
Oct 26, 2007, 06:29 PM
And it's still wrong after the correction. Single user is $129.00, family is $199.00.
At least it's close. 1 cent off or 1 dollar, can't remember which, isn't something I'm going to be picky about.

It wasn't that badly written (I usually HATE Wired articles) and I did learn some new info like memory randomization which "protects against buffer-overflow attacks." I'd like to know how it does this but it sounds good.

Edit:

One of the most common security breaches occurs when a hacker’s code calls a known memory address to have a system function execute malicious code. Leopard frustrates this plan by relocating system libraries to one of several thousand possible randomly assigned addresses.
Memory randomization (ASLR) coming to Mac OS X Leopard (http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=595)

An even better and excellent article on the security of Leopard and why it's worth $129 just for it. How Leopard Will Improve Your Security (http://db.tidbits.com/article/9251?source=rss)

aquajet
Oct 26, 2007, 07:39 PM
At least it's close. 1 cent off or 1 dollar, can't remember which, isn't something I'm going to be picky about.

In the case of $x.99, most people just round up a cent to make it a whole number. But Apple's prices are the exact dollar amount, which means the writer probably thought the prices were $x.99. Considering the writer had to correct the prices once already, it just goes to show how sloppy the writer is.