Apple practises what it preaches

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by iGav, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002

    "don't have to spend as much on security" 'eh! now that's just begging for someone to hack now isn't it... :eek: :p :p add a few credits to your iTMS account, that kind of thing.... heheheh
  2. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    Good article iGav. I would have expected no less from Apple. It is always nice to have in confirmed publicly. I like hearing this from the MacWorld article: "Apple is facing the music, and we will all reap the benefits," the report concludes. The fact the 75% of the equipment they use is a Mac.
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    its just a matter of time before someone comes up with a nasty virus for the macs. The only thing will be on how well Apple counters it.

  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Yup, very good article, and good to hear that Apple are using their own technology to power their business. But, as Mr. Anderson said, now that Apple is getting more exposure (the popularity of the iPod getting more people looking to Macs) it is only a matter of time until someone decides to shut them up :eek: :(
  5. Wash!! macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2002
    here, there, who knows
    Don't you think that's been tried

    Some hackers out there have tried but still they can crack open OS X.. why do think Apple releases "Security Updates"

    I wouldn't pass Billy boy to be paying some hackers to make viruses for OS X since it winblows it's full of holes:D
  6. Supa_Fly macrumors 68030


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada


    This is what Apple needs to be doing, showing its potential clients, as well as assuring its existing client base, that you can run Apple software and hardware along with industry standard hardware/software to supplement it.

    Good also to see that IBM's relationship with Apple is still very strong....
    and not just focused on the 970cpu. If I do recal Apple did release one of its first eServers running a version of IBM's AIX Unix OS.

    Furthermore with this quote....
    . If Apple can prove that along with its servers and software (primarily Mail, iChatAV, Safari, as well as security) corporations can use software such as SAP for application specific customization, and IBM corporate servers and Infineon SPF connections, are all cheaper than going full out MS (licensing fees for multiple installations and servicing them) or going Linux.

    Linux is their major competitor right now and will be for some forseeable future.

    In order to be more successful in the corporate or medium business space (the largest profits capable sector currently!), Apple needs to show the major differences between OS X and Linux and why OS X is actually better; while still maintaining the mutual benefits of the two.

    Man those runoff sentences do hurt, trying to stop.:(
  7. rueyeet macrumors 65816


    Jun 10, 2003
    Re: excellent

    Like the fact that OS X is usable as a desktop OS out of the box by ordinary consumers who want to touch configuration settings or learn basic computer concepts as little as humanly possible? Of course, if corporations cared about the user experience, Windows wouldn't have nearly the marketshare it does. ;)
  8. virividox macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    i keep crossing my fingers that i wont ever need to get antivirus software for my mac. ick
  9. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    A friend of mine that works with PC computer networks now, said that originally he worked with Apple. He still highly respects the Mac. For some reason he remained with PC's. We had a discussion about the Mac and not really being affected by viruses. He told me that the viruses were originally developed for the Mac. The reason he gave for them not continuing was, why wouldn't you want to hit the largest market possible.
  10. yamabushi macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2003
    I really hope Apple isn't being complacent about security. Build in multiple layers of security and close up the OS even tighter. Extend security to the applications as well, such as email and web browsing. It isn't enough to be unaffected. Malicious code should still be isolated, identified and removed. Total system stability out of the box would also help with security. OSX already has excellent security - now make it awesome. It is only a matter of time before exploits appear with frequency. Patches aren't enough. Plan ahead.

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