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Comment: Re:No overwhelmingly surprising (Score 1) 409

by hobbit (#39641909) Attached to: Apple Snubs Security Firm That Spotted Mac Botnet

Long ago, Apple's Installer app team decided that the default target for library files should be /Library rather than ~/Library.

That single decision has had the upshot that for the last decade and more, Apple has been training its users to type in their admin passwords at the drop of a hat.

I've never understood why they didn't realise it would come back to haunt them. Now they're going to have to learn on the back foot.

Counting in octal is just like counting in decimal--if you don't use your thumbs. -- Tom Lehrer

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