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OS X: Immediate update to new computer

Posted by essjae on June 11, 2012

Just set up my new Mac Mini 2011.  First thing to do is check for Windows OS X updates.  My Mini has 10.7.3, so right off the bat, I have a 729MB “update” for 10.7.4.

Wasn’t this always the big criticism of Windows by the Apple faithful?

Not to mention the “malware remover…”


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Don’t ask, don’t tell…Apple’s policy on Mac malware

Posted by essjae on May 19, 2011

Ars has a wonderfully insightful article with internal Apple memos regarding the Mac Defender malware.  The best part, Apple says to tell customers:

  • Do not confirm or deny that any such software has been installed
  • Do not attempt to remove or uninstall any malware software
  • Do not send escalations or contact Tier 2 for support about removing the software, or provide impact data.
  • Do not refer customers to the Apple Retail Store.  The ARS does not provide additional support for malware.

Even more telling: “Apple’s [IT] department mandates the use of Norton Antivirus on company machines.”


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Posted by essjae on April 30, 2010

Microsoft was supposed to be the evil one, but now Apple is busting down doors in Palo Alto while Bill Gates rids the world of mosquitoes.

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