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Actually that wasn't your contention. Your thesis was that it's the popularity making windows less secure, and that if OS X installed base was as high as Windows, that it would be equally insecure. This is simply not true. You have to know your history and know where MS came from. In Windows 98 and versions before it, the login dialog presented to the user was just a way for you to choose your login profile, and not a security measure. You could click cancel and still log...
That myth has been debunked time and time again. Some architectures were created with security in mind and not as a bolted on after thought. Writing a virus for Linux or Solaris is a lot harder, and as a matter of fact there are none. Yes it's possible to write malware that relies on social engineering (basically trick the user into running it for you), but that's not what a virus is. Microsoft's Active X is a fiasco that they still have not dealt with properly....
Does anyone really care in this day and age what Microsoft has to say? Haven't you heard Microsoft is dead: http://www.paulgraham.com/microsoft.html
So is Final Cut Studio 64 bit now? Can it use more than 4 GB of RAM? Can you actually author blue ray DVDs? And use Windows to actually burn them ?
I love the silver bar on top .
Does this respect your highlight preference? So if you highlight color is something else than blue, with the menu selection be that color? Also, if you system appearance is graphite does that make a difference? Is the border graphite or remains blue?
And iTunes looks so much like Solaris did 10 years ago. IF anything I hate that new slider ball. It's much uglier than the old one.
I don't think too many companies are relying on applets running in the browser, but a lot of companies still use Java for enterprise software, and complex web pages (java server pages). It is still the most popular language out there and the most mature and stable technology with amazingly good tools.
No, actually MS missed the boat with power shell. That thing is too wordy, un-discoverable, and non-ubiquitous (you can not count on it being there on every system). Power shell is really .NET shell, and there are others like bean shell for Java etc. None come to the simplicity, elegance, ubiquity of bash, csh, zsh, ksh on UNIX systems. And the nice thing is they were there for the long time, so people can leverage the decades of development.
You can maximize windows in OS X as well if you need to. The + button does not maximize though, its algorithm just tries to get rid of scrollbars (both horizontal and vertical) if possible. CMD+Tab switches windows in OS X (but you can and should use expose instead), you can use full keyboard navigation if you turn it on in the settings, you can scroll with the mouse wheel, and in horizontal directions as well. Did you even ever use OS X. Makes me wonder about anything...
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