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3 posts • joined 17 Nov 2011

Google guru blasts Android virus doomsayers as 'charlatans'

BritishEnglish

Mac OS 'from the ground up' is, actually, Unix, with a layer of sweet, sticky Apple stuff on top

"Security is built into the Mac OS from the ground up".

Correction: the only thing 'built into Mac OS *from the ground up*', is the flavour of Unix that *is* the Mac operating system, and that, sure as me2Phones are me2Phones, wasn't built by Apple. It was 'borrowed', in the best Apple traditions, as heJobs, himself, boasted in the late 90s (about Apple's use of other people's ideas, that is).

The part that Apple added was the shiny, pointy, clicky, swipey stuff, stuck on the top of the OS, which some swoon over and others think is just a little shell-suit-style tacky. This, the GUI, is not at the heart of any security claims. The OS (Unix) is, and credit for that goes right back to the original design at Bell Labs in the 1960s. For that, Linux users tip their hats in gratitude and give due credit, whilst Mac fanbois, albeit usually in ignorance, mostly tend to believe that iJobs actually knew something about software, perhaps even wrote some. Such is the faith of true believers.

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Not quite from the ground up - just the sweet, sticky layer on top

"Security is built into the Mac OS from the ground up".

Correction: the only thing 'built into Mac OS *from the ground up*', is the flavour of Unix that *is* the Mac operating system, and that, sure as me2Phones are me2Phones, wasn't built by Apple. It was 'borrowed', in the best Apple traditions, as heJobs, himself, boasted in the late 90s (about Apple's use of other people's ideas, that is).

The part that Apple added was the shiny, pointy, clicky, swipey stuff, stuck on the top of the OS, which some swoon over and others think is just a little shell-suit-style tacky. This, the GUI, is not at the heart of any security claims. The OS (Unix) is, and credit for that goes right back to the original design at Bell Labs in the 1960s. For that, Linux users tip their hats in gratitude and give due credit, whilst Mac fanbois, albeit usually in ignorance, mostly tend to believe that iJobs actually knew something about software, perhaps even wrote some. Such is the faith of true believers.

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Taiwan source forecasts mass exit from tablet biz

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"I suggest that the tablet form factor will wipe the floor given a little more time because of the generation growing up with touch screen devices.

Walk down any street, sit on any bus or train and look at the kids and their phones. They will drive the market."

'The market' being the market of X-factor-watching, passive-consuming, give-my-brain-a-rest, 'watchers'?

i.e. Not the market of 'do-ers'?

Anyone with two brain cells and some typing fingers knows that *all* 'smart'-phones and tablets are 15th rate, c*** input devices without even touching one.

Anyone with a single brain cell can spend a few hundreds on a me2Phone/Pad and slowly, gradually, after lots of finger-swiping and waving their phoneblet at everyone they imagine could give a t***, they, too, will find it to be a c*** input device.

Not really the 'market' that IT people work in, though perhaps the one that Creatives (don't you lurve nounless adjectives) wander through in their latest new-knot scarf, fondle-slabbing as they go.

Bitter? Cynical? Twisted.

Yeah, man. Right on.

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