Mac OS X Shortcuts for New Users

Mac OS X will make it into the operating system hall of fame some day. Will it make it into yours? Maybe, if you can just figure out how to get started. That's exactly what we'll tackle today.

Mac OS X Security Part Eight: Setting Up A Gateway

Last week we looked at Classic Mode & VirtualPC in the Mac OS X environment. Today we look at the ethernet gateway as a practical solution to the security issues introduced by them.

Is Mac OS X Still Mac OS?

There are stirrings in the air these days that Mac OS X might not really be Mac OS after all. Let's take a look at some of the issues.

Mac OS X Security Part Seven: Classic Mode & VirtualPC

Last week we looked at desktop security in the OS X environment, and came up with a common-sense list of things to check. Today we examine OS X security issues on Macs that run Classic mode, VirtualPC, and DAVE.

Day of Infamy

This morning the twin towers of the World Trade Center ceased to exist. The Pentagon was attacked with the same terrorist tactic. A bomb exploded outside the State Department in Washington. Another plane crashed near Pittsburg, PA. The morning news headlines read like a surreal science fiction thriller.

We are at war with an invisible enemy. Speculation runs high as to who that enemy is, but the raw fact that there is an enemy is clear.

My School Thinks Windows and Microsoft are the Future

A new school year has started. That means new classes, new teachers and new friends. That also means, new computers. Unfortunately, that doesn't always mean that they will be Mac's. Specifically my school is heading towards the dark side at full speed. They want to eventually, have every machine at school running Windows 2000. Now this alone may or may not be a good idea, depends on your situation. Although it mostly has to do with those who are in charge that pick what you get.

The Mac OS X Shell

Mac OS X is becoming such an integral part of my daily computing that I tend to forget that Apple ever had another operating system. Somehow that seems to smack of ingratitude on my part. Yet I appreciate the original Mac OS in a personal way, because that's what I learned on. Without it, I'd have had a much harder time with OS X. At the same time, there comes a time where I have to let go and move on. It appears that for me that moment has already passed.

There is only so much that is possible that you can do for os x, besides give it a rest

Now I know there is a number of you complaining that os x isn't good enough. OS X is already doing the impossible, give it a break already ;p

Mac OS X Security Part Six: Desktop Security

Last week we looked at email encryption for OS X. In particular, we walked through an install of GnuPG, the open source engine of unix email encryption derived from PGP. Today we consider desktop security issues for OS X.

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