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To: Don Green who wrote (51216)2/21/2006 6:50:05 PM
From: Cogito
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Don -

That's a good one. Dvorak is always interesting, if often wrong.

In this article he devotes two paragraphs to the idea that a lack of drivers for peripherals "would be" a big problem for Apple. As if this is a problem that will develop in the future.

"As someone who believed that the Apple OS x86 could gravitate toward the PC rather than Windows toward the Mac, I have to be realistic. It boils down to the add-ons. Linux on the desktop never caught on because too many devices don't run on that OS. It takes only one favorite gizmo or program to stop a user from changing. Chat rooms are filled with the likes of 'How do I get my DVD burner to run on Linux?' This would get old fast at Apple."

Apple has always had this driver issue to deal with. Sometimes it's a problem. Since their market share is increasing, it will become less of a problem over time.

It's also strange to say that Linux hasn't caught on in a bigger way because of driver issues. Drivers are only one of the many stumbling blocks the average user faces with Linux.

- Allen

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To: Don Green who wrote (51216)2/21/2006 6:54:01 PM
From: X-Ray Man
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Bigger companies than Apple have dropped their proprietary OSs in favor of Windows—think IBM and OS/2.


And look how many of those companies continued to make money selling high-end Windows boxes. Oh, yeah, none. They dumped those businesses. Dvorak is an idiot.

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To: Don Green who wrote (51224)2/21/2006 6:57:30 PM
From: Done, gone.
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Message 14640805

Dvorak's POV on Apple and AAPL has been obvious forever. Bummer he missed the boat.

finance.yahoo.com

He's still missing the boat. So did you. Most of it, anyway. I know, I know, you made up for your screw up sale (post taxes) elsewhere, sorta, kinda, part of it anyway, a bit...

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To: Don Green who wrote (51219)2/21/2006 6:58:11 PM
From: Cogito
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>>Did you ever think Apple would ever move to Intel a few years ago? Did you say to yourself "it ain't happenin'" back then?<<

Don -

I, for one, didn't think the move to Intel was likely. Yet it happened.

But that doesn't prove anything about Apple abandoning their superior operating system for Windows. To me such a move would make no sense at all. Moreover, none of the items that Dvorak points to as being evidence that it's going to happen really point to that as far as I can see.

- Allen

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To: Don Green who wrote (51224)2/21/2006 6:58:15 PM
From: X-Ray Man
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The switch to Intel was always a possibility lurking in the background, ever since Jobs et al came back on board from NeXT. The switch to OS X on Darwin, which we all knew was being maintained on Intel in the background, meant this was always a possibility. In a conspiratorial vein, it fits the belief that Jobs has been slowly morphing the Mac into the NeXT box he always wanted.

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To: Don Green who wrote (51224)2/21/2006 7:00:09 PM
From: Cogito
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Don -

His timing was off by a couple of years, but we're all aware that it did happen.

- Allen

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From: JP Sullivan2/21/2006 7:05:02 PM
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Yet another security flaw, this time affecting Safari.

Mac lovers are in a tizzy over the continued onslaught against their beloved Mac OS X. This time Safari is the victim as German website Heise reports on a security flaw in the browser. The option "Open ‘safe' files after downloading" in Safari seems to be doing the dirty deed and the groovy thing is it's activated by default.

More here:

tinyurl.com

-we-

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To: JP Sullivan who wrote (51231)2/21/2006 7:14:49 PM
From: Lee Harper
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Oh, for crying out loud, are they having to recycle this one already? The media sensationalized this very same so-called flaw in Safari last year, having to do with evil widgets it was. Everybody just UN-check the Safari preference to auto-open downloaded files and get on with your lives.

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To: JP Sullivan who wrote (51231)2/21/2006 7:15:10 PM
From: Done, gone.
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Very, very old news. As old as Safari. For example, read all about it here, among thousands of Mac security 101 sites...

udel.edu
"Last modified: Wed Nov 30 2005 14:36:28 "

"To prevent potential abuse, inactivate Safari's Open "Safe" files after download. Go to Safari; Preferences; General. Uncheck Open "safe" files after downloading. "

Methinks "reporters" be digging up old crap to parade as "news"...

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To: Done, gone. who wrote (51233)2/21/2006 7:31:38 PM
From: JP Sullivan
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Glad to hear it's a non-event. Nevertheless, I wonder how it's possible for a script to have so much access as to delete files in the user's account. I thought the Administrator password window 'safety net' was supposed to catch this kind of crap.

-we-

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