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Security

Submission + - Mac OS X Leopard's firewall wide open! (heise-security.co.uk)

rpp3po writes: German tech magazine Heise analyzed Leopard's new firewall and made some shocking discoveries. Even when you set it to "block all incoming connections" at least 4 ports are left wide open (ntpd, netbios, mdns). Additionally "Apple uses ntpd 4.2.2, the current version is 4.2.4. It is not clear whether any of the bug fixes are relevant in this scenario and if Apple back-ported fixes from more recent versions."
Windows

Submission + - Vista converts Mac OS X user to the dark side

swissfondue writes: "Nik Cubrilovic of Omniweb and occasional Techcrunch writer switches to Windows Vista after a partition crash on his Mac OS X volume.

He likes it: "I didn't expect it to be like this, I didn't want Vista to be this good" and he gives following main reason: "the interface is much much smoother and neater". Basically he finds Vista to be very much like Mac OS X, but with better performance.

With Vista's tractor beam now fully functional; is there any hope for the Mac Jedi?"

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