View Full Version : Apple gets juiced up: Upgrades redefine the Mac's role

Mar 22, 2004, 12:15 PM
Category: Opinion/Interviews
Link: Apple gets juiced up: Upgrades redefine the Mac\'s role (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040322131540)
Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)

Approved by arn

Mar 22, 2004, 01:34 PM
An interesting article, but with an incorrect assertion towards the end. It concludes:
One feature of OS X 10.3 that could be particularly useful to federal customers is the FileVault 128-bit real-time encryption. Kennedy's office has not yet begun encrypting its files, but a recent incident in which Republican staffers accessed Democrats' files have prompted Pole to plan to do it soon. "I'm not saying it is going to happen again, but it is what people do," he said.
This incident they're referring to, if it's what I think it is, is a case where those Democrats' files were mistakenly placed on a public server by people authorized to have access to those files. It was not a case of espionage.

No amount of security software will help if someone with legitimate access to classified documentes deliberately places them on a public server.

Mar 22, 2004, 06:25 PM
Link: Apple gets juiced up: Upgrades redefine the Mac\'s role (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040322131540)

"So far, the benefits of 64-bit computing have been limited to scientific workstations and PC servers running Intel Corp.'s Xenon processors."

This is inaccurate and misleading, in that a) Xenon isn't a name of an Intel chip but Xeon IS, and b) Xeon isn't even 64-bit: surely the author meant Itanium/IA-64, which as many of us know, is doomed to failure. The author failed to mention AMD's Opteron (which has been out for over a year) as well as Athlon 64, which has been out for a long time. Finally, Intel is using AMD64 as a basis for it's desktop 64-bit chips. Total lack of research on the part of the author.