Will Moderate For Cigars
Date registered: Apr 2005
Vehicle: 2002 ML320, 2005 S430 4MATIC, 2010 F150 Crew Cab
Location: City on the TN River
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The list of flaws in Mac OSX considers vulnerabilities also related to 3rd party software and also includes 'admittances', meaning, those problems Mac has owned up to and is going to fix. However, VISTA flaws are not including 3rd. party software vulnerabilities and their are certainly many more Microsoft isn't admiting to, so it looks a little lop sided. Another note to mention: Many Leopard users (OSX 10.5) installed their OS on top of the old one, resulting in huge problems instead of doing an archive and install. I fell into the same trap since earlier versions of OSX could be installed on top of their predecessors. If I had just checked first, I would have known that I couldn't do that. There are also several bugs in Mac Mail that I've had to deal with that are included on that list. They will be fixed and the next OS will be much cleaner.
Now, for the statement. I think Mac OSX Leopard is the buggiest OS Mac has ever introduced. It was rushed to market before these 'vulnerabilities' could be discovered in R&D. Vista, fortunately, didn't make the same mistake and Microsoft put off it's introduction 3 times before finally releasing it (If you will remember, OS X 10.4 came out and Vista was supposed to be on it's heels). But VISTA is, in general, a suck ass OS compared to Mac OS X. Our accounting office, at work, took back the Vista machine it purchased because it didn't play well with our printers and accounting software. They are back to XP and I don't see that changing any time soon.
Gloat all you want, but this little bump in the road will not stop the train. There is only one version of OS X. How many versions of Vista? 5? It is no surprise that nearly 1/3 of all lap top purchases this year were Macs and a whopping 12% of all computer purchases this year were Macs. 2 million Windows users switched to Mac last quarter and it's estimated that figure will be 1 1/2 times higher this quarter (3 million for those who can't do math). Also, it is estimated that 3 out of 10 new computer purchases this Christmas will be Macs.
Bottom line: Macs are gaining popularity and market share. Apples stock is at all time highs and Market share is gaining. 234 known vulnerabilities beats the over 10,000 XP had several years ago.
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