Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 12 Jan 2007.
It's called Software Update. Broadband-connected Macs can set it to check for and download patches weekly (they're released on Tuesdays). Been in place as long as OS X.
If it can connect to the net there will always be some exploit.
after all... it is a computer..... it is man made....i will be always faulty.
haha. too true.
I thnk what they mean is Apple has no bug fixing/patch releaseing structure in place. All OS have an update service to some degree but they might not have a team of programmers/engineers who fix those bugs and release the patches.
Which is what Apple is lacking from the tune of the article, and they are probally right, Apple has been on its pedastool claiming to be prettiest/secure/everyone copies OS for a long time, but those times are chaging, Vista just round the corner is a pretty OS, I find it as stable ifnot more so than XP, and gives me better games performance due to the way DirectX works now.
Even when working in the publishing world for 3 years I grew to dislike the OS, and their hardware due to a certain degree. Took delivery of 10 brand new top range G5s had bits loose in the case, 3 had to go back for repair, its not somthing I would expect from the likes of Dell, HP but Apple seem to go for Form over Fucntion ethos, much like they have done with the iPhone. The other problem I dont like with teh OSX is when they went from 10.2 to 10.3 most of the scanners we used etc didnt work since the drivers werent 10.3 compatible. Granted I can understand them not working going from 9 - 10 or 10 - 11 but just form a point release isnt good.
We reported a similar issue with Safari launching widgets that are downloaded over a year ago. I think Apple should turn off the auto lauching of downloads all together.
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