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News Leopard spotted with more problems

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 1 Nov 2007.

  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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  2. ArtificialHero

    ArtificialHero We were just punking him sir!

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    I can't comment on the firewall issues, I've haven't even had my PowerBook switched on for long enough to check if it's switched on since I installed Leopard, but the install went absolutely swimmingly. It seems that installation problems are only occurring for a very small minority of users (not that that excuses Apple).
     
  3. iwog

    iwog Linux cursed

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    It never rains but it pours. Now if only the fan boys could stop claiming superiority then the world would be a better place, especailly if every OS user would accept that they are inferior to every other OS user in some way.
     
  4. woodshop

    woodshop UnSeenly

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    Still no word on the Java .6 issue... issue being the lack of it.. It's making me put off my upgrade..
    /me stares longly @ leopard box
     
  5. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    i've not been around long enough to really know, but surely every OS upgrade comes complete with it's share of bugs? i think that leopard seems like its getting some bad pres atm, but didnt vista still have virus problems which hadn't been sorted since windows 2000/ME or something silly like that?
     
  6. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    TBH, I don't trust any software firewall - for reasons like this. I leave it to my router which does a much better job of everything, doesn't waste my system resources, and is on across all connected systems.

    The firewall in OS X does seem to suck as far as I can tell from poking around the settings for it, although the built-in Windows one seems only the tiniest bit better.
     
  7. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    Cisco ASA 5515 F T W!!

    no need for performance-sucking firewalls here,

    though it is worth noting even the most expensive hardware firewall still needs to be backed up by a decent antivirus program, AVG (payware) does the job nicely, and doesn't choke the system.
     
  8. Cobalt

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    Unless you play any source based game in which case you could be in for a world of hurt. (Sorry for the OT post, sore issue:()
     
  9. ChiperSoft

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    And just what malware would they be infected with? That britney spears porn trojan is the first piece of real malware to show up on the mac, and even it relies on stupid horndogs installing a foreign codec.
     
  10. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    It's the same as a windows user running a dodgy program!

    It doesn't come in via the network like the article seems to think and it needs the user to run it and give it admin privilidges too.
     
  11. Rocket733

    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    Leopard spotted with more problems. :D hehe...
     
  12. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    actually, there are ways around it

    I'm on my laptop which has company required norton; but I'll dig up the settings for you when I get home.
     
  13. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Woah, that's the last thing I expected someone to post! Without wanting to sound like a fanboy, you do realise OS X's firewall is ipfw? For the uninitiated - thats FreeBSD's firewall! It's an incredibly powerful, reliable, tried and tested, widely used firewall and runs in the kernel (where it belongs) and so the impact on performance is next to none. You can play with it via terminal (obviously) :)

    The firewall was actually the first thing I went to check when I enabled Leopard, i was surprised to see it turned off :eek:
     
  14. Da Dego

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    At least SOMEONE got Phil's subtle joke. I personally found it entertaining. :)
     
  15. Rocket733

    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    Yeah, it made my day actually.
     
  16. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    I think it's off in Tiger by default, too. Honestly, I have no idea - it may normally be fantastic. All I can say for sure is that it appears to be less configurable than the Windows firewall or anything you'd find on a router last time I checked in it's spot in System Prefs (I'd VNC home to double-check but something's gone funny on that end, so I'll comment with more certainty in a couple hours).

    Maybe the firewall config is the one thing I really haven't quite switched over to expecting Mac-like simplicity yet since I'm so used to playing with all of the port forwarding rules and such in my router. Normally that simplicity works really well for me, but with something as complex as a firewall, it just seems overdone.
     
  17. ChiperSoft

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    Like many *nix systems, the GUI for OSXs firewall doesn't touch on it's full potential. You have to dive into the .conf files to really configure it. OSX Server's GUI is much more powerful, but that's because they want you to pay for it.
     
  18. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    there isn't any surprise here

    Apple release this OS too soon
     
  19. dyzophoria

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    I find this the comment with the most sense.
     
  20. Gravemind123

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    And yet it was already delayed. I really wish I had a Mac that I could try this out on. I've used Tiger enough to get a feel for it, and have enjoyed using. Sure there are issues, but that's true of any OS, but it goes to show that not even Apple is perfect, despite what fanboys say. I'm sure they'll have a fix for these issues soon, unless they really want to look more like Microsoft usually does!
     
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