Apple, Companies, Software Programs

Apple pays the price of popularity

Apple zealots (one class above fanboys) are often hanging to two threads in every discussion that involves the difference between other platforms and their “perfect OS”. These two are engraved into heads of many, but sadly, neither of them is true. Macs don’t have viruses Macs don’t need to defragment the hard disk drive First and foremost, Mac OS X is based upon UNIX operating system (Berkeley Software Distribution or BSD with parts from NetBSD and FreeBSD – all from Nextstep era), thus it is an operating system subject to security vulnerabilities such as viruses, Trojan horses, hacking, brute force cracking and so on. Before

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Sunday Wrap-up: Congratulations to the Top 500 Team

Waking up on Sunday morning is a good feeling (generally ;-). But waking up, taking a shower, having a nice light breakfast and checking statistics that confirm that your Folding@Home team reached Top 500 spot is priceless, as a known credit card commercial would tell. When I launched this F@H team, the goal was to reach Top 1000 by the end of 2008, and the goal for this blog was to reach 50,000 visitors by the end of very same calendar year. First goal was achieved with ease and the updated goal is reached even before December started – the goal for 2009 is to

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Saturday Light Special: Blast from (Croatian) past

Today was a pretty remarkable day… technologically-challenged friend of mine brought a computer for debugging and after a while, I managed to get to the bottom of it. What made this repair special was the fact that this computer was a part of action made by Croatian Telecom, then known as HThinet. This sales action was impressive – for 24 months, you would pay 50 EUR every month to get 56Kb modem connection and a computer that was maybe 500 EUR worth. Maybe. Anyways, this brought memories of yesteryear and this poster. I will not translate the content, but I know that almost every reader

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