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Comment: Re:Competition (Score 1) 246

by MachineShedFred (#48265637) Attached to: Apple Pay Competitor CurrentC Breached

Except it doesn't work like that - Apple doesn't have a monopoly in mobile app sales. Far from it, if you listen to Google's press releases regarding the Play store.

Antitrust works across product segments, not specific platforms. Ford doesn't get sued for changing Ford motors to be incompatible with aftermarket stuff, even though Ford has a manufacturing monopoly over Ford vehicles.

Comment: We already had this? (Score 0) 216

by MachineShedFred (#48260563) Attached to: Windows 10 Gets a Package Manager For the Command Line

which enable administrators and power users comfortable with the command line to install software packages without the need for a graphical installer.

Haven't we already had this since like Windows 2000 in the form of msiexec.exe /i \\path\to\package.msi /qb- ?

I guess they added wget to it in order to download it from the Microsoft Store, and that makes it newsworthy?

Comment: Re:This'll end up in court... (Score 1) 553

by MachineShedFred (#48240141) Attached to: Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

so what do they bring to the table?

Far better security. When you use your PayPass chip in your current card, it just reads the magstripe info via NFC or RFID. You might as well have swiped the magstripe.

Google and Apple bring tokenized transactions, implemented in differing ways.

Comment: Re:Good luck with that. (Score 1) 553

by MachineShedFred (#48240079) Attached to: Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

After having to screw around with all my automatic bill payments due to getting a new debit card number because of Home Depot's terrible security and shitty point-of-sale equipment, I'm okay with a few companies putting some thought towards making digital payment far more secure, which both Apple Pay and Google Wallet accomplish.

They may not be any more or less convenient, but they are a shitload more secure.

Comment: Re:What a wonderful article (Score 1) 296

by MachineShedFred (#48221585) Attached to: How Sony, Intel, and Unix Made Apple's Mac a PC Competitor

Boot camp previous to Intel Macs? Nope.

Boot camp is the combination of some helper software Apple wrote to streamline the shrinking and repartitioning of a disk, and the UEFI CSM.

Macs previous to Intel were not using UEFI and had no access to the CSM. They used OpenFirmware, like other PowerPC-based devices.

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