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Brian Richardson brich Little Dog; Big Attitude
  • The cut-price Tablet market

    , vesuvius wrote

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    This is true of the "hipsters". but lets be honest, Apple hardware lasts, and unlike Android or Windows (up till 7) you needed to upgrade your hardware to run the latest versions. Apple has always let you upgrade iOS versions whatever model you might have. My 2 year old iPad is running iOS7, my 2 year old HTC Sensation XL has not had an update in over a year. In fact I moved to an iPhone partly for this reason as it is riddled with bugs. Anyone remember the Vista upgrade debacle?

    I think both you and Ian2 are being a little "sweeping", in stating that all Apple users want to run the latest model. Something else to consider is that  "hipsters" that upgrade like automatons, usually factor in that they lose very little money in trading their current hardware for new, nothing the Surface, WP8 or Android devices can hold claim to as their used price is very poor

    I don't think one needs to be a 'hipster' to appreciate the ease of upgrade offered in Apple's walled garden. And, it would be inaccurate to sweep all users of any platform with a simplistic broad brush, right?

  • What OS is not business critical ready?

    , evildictait​or wrote

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    So are you saying that you're disappointed that Microsoft didn't cripple your payroll partner's app by remotely disabling Java, or are you just saying that you wish your payroll partners didn't depend on Java?

    If Apple stopped playing these kind of shenanigans, it would be easier for enterprise to rely on them in a corporate environment. This kind of activity is disappointing for people who want to see more Macs in the workplace. Seeing Apple punishing IT departments that choose Macs as part of their fleet by disabling enterprise-critical apps on those Macs without consulting them first makes it even less likely that an IT department will move away from the Windows monoculture in the office any time soon.

     

    You miss the point....the problem is enterprise-sucking apps that rely on Java...I'm saying that Java needs to die and quickly...it's a POS malware vector, regardless of OS used in the enterprise. The Windows monoculture is destined to change anyway...iPads and Macbooks have already infiltrated our environment, which would have been unthinkable 3 yrs ago.

  • What OS is not business critical ready?

    , evildictait​or wrote

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    It's definitely a good idea for your payroll partners to move past Java and into the 21st Century, but that's a decision that your payroll partners should be making on their own terms. It's not for Apple to make that decision for them.

    Uh....they don't interface with Apple in our enterprise....the FUBAR is with the Java implementation they require for our thousands of Win 7 Enterprise installs.

  • What OS is not business critical ready?

    , evildictait​or wrote

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    On your home Windows7 machine it's also trivial to download the Java JRE and plugin and as simple as pie to enable or disable Java.

    What you're talking about isn't a problem with Windows7, but rather a problem with your payroll partner.

    This discussion is not whether Java is easy to use, install and upgrade, but rather whether it is acceptable to remotely kill your payroll partner without asking whether they need that Java first.

     

    I think it is more about making an intelligent strategic decision to deep-six Java, period; and move past the 1990s.

  • What OS is not business critical ready?

    For Mac users, it is trivial to download the Java JRE and plugin, and simple as pie to enable or disable Java, I've done this in about 30 seconds on multiple Macs....unlike the piece of sh*t implementation we deal with on Win 7 enterprise at the office where our payroll partner is about 3 generations behind on their Java config, so our systems are forced to use an older version for 'compatibility' reasons.....what a joke. There is a bunch of tribal wisdom in this thread that is just dark humor, if you catch my drift.

  • Samsung Galaxy S III sales > iPhone 4S

    My iPhone 4S has been an awesome device over the past year....no perceived need at this point for either an iPhone 5 or a Samsung S3. And, it's not just about apps...it's the coherent integration of the ecosystem that works well for users like me.....ymmv.

  • iPhone 5

    While iPhone users wait for Apple to solve the deficiencies of their new MAPS app, they can easily use this very slick alternative:  http://www.fullpower.com/

    This also makes it easy to wean off that POS Google Maps (which has always been flawed in my experience).

  • Apple really screwed up this time.

    , Ray7 wrote

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    How do you find Intego VirusBariier? Any good?

     

    Not free, but it works well for me in OSX Lion....good interface and they have a useful security blog as well:

    http://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/

    They also have a useful iPhone scanner app.

  • Apple really screwed up this time.

    , AndyC wrote

    @brich: I'm not sure if they've out and out said it, but they've certainly spent many years heavily implying that viruses were something only Windows users needed to worry about. And as a result they've now got a platform ripe for exploitation, since the vast majority of users won't have any kind of antivirus solution at all.

    Historically, Apple was on sound factual footing with their marketing implications. Those of us who have been running Intego VirusBarrier for a year or more have been innoculated against Flashback and its many variants. I think any user who is not brain dead needs to pay attention to any malware threat that doesn't require authentication to install. Apple should come up with a solution as slick as MSE...that would be a useful step now.

  • Apple really screwed up this time.

    The Flashback removal instructions are but a google search click away, and unchecking Java in Safari, Firefox, etc. is trivial. But Apple does need to step it up at this point because many of their newer customers come from years of experience with Windows malware. I believe, however, that Apple never claimed that the Mac was impervious to viruses....just not vulnerable to the crap infecting Windows machines.