PC World Reviews Apple OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

PC World reviews the newest release of Apple’s Max OSX version 10.5 codenamed “Leopard”. In this review “Edward Mendelson” states one big remark. “First: despite minor problems, it’s by far the best operating system ever written for the vast majority of consumers, with dozens of new features that have real practical value—like truly automated backups, preview images in folders, and notes and to-do lists integrated into the mail program”. I have only played with Leopard in the last few days and seen it in action on a co-workers laptop, and I’m starting to thing more and more about purchasing a Macbook Pro!

PC World reviews the newest release of Apple’s Max OSX version 10.5 codenamed “Leopard”. In this review “Edward Mendelson” states one big remark.

“First: despite minor problems, it’s by far the best operating system ever written for the vast majority of consumers, with dozens of new features that have real practical value—like truly automated backups, preview images in folders, and notes and to-do lists integrated into the mail program”.

I have only played with Leopard in the last few days and seen it in action on a co-workers laptop, and I’m starting to thing more and more about purchasing a Macbook Pro!

Report: Vista more secure than OS X and Linux

Report: Vista more secure than OS X and Linux -

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Attention Linux, Vista, and Apple fan boys: put on your gloves... it's time to rumble! A 6-month vulnerability report issued by Jeff "Security Guy" Jones has caught the eye of Redmond and the ire of places beyond. The report which bases its security assessment upon vulnerabilities found (not actually exploited) claims that Vista is "more secure than OS X and Linux." In fact, the much maligned XP even crushes the competition using their calculations. Of course, it's worth noting that Jeff is a member of Microsoft's Security business unit which will probably sway your opinion as to the integrity of the data. Still, as incomplete as the assessment may be, it certainly appears to be a good showing for Vista considering the vast community of hackers attempting to thwart its security. Of course you know what Billy G's probably saying right about now? Dy-no-mite JJ!

[Via vnunet]

Read -- 6 Month Vulnerability Report [warning: PDF]
Read -- JJ's blog entry

 

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Office Depot Featured Gadget: Xbox 360 Platinum System Packs the power to bring games to life!

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Nokia N95 + RC plane = unlimited DIY aerial photography

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If you've found yourself tempted by other interesting DIY aerial photography rigs, but spent all your dough on the Nokia N95 instead, you may still be able to make a lifelong (or momentary) dream come true. A pioneering lad over at the N95 Blog has suggested that nearly unlimited high-resolution aerial photography can be yours if you're willing to strap your precious handset to an RC plane and get savvy with Pict'Earth software. The application allows users to create a theoretical Google Earth of their own if the existing imagery isn't up to snuff with their personal standards. Still, we'd have to mull this one over mighty hard before attaching such a valuable communicator to a potential death bed, but feel free to let us know how things go if you can muster the courage.

[Via AllAboutSymbian]

 

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Office Depot Featured Gadget: Xbox 360 Platinum System Packs the power to bring games to life!

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Apple releases iPhone 2.0.2 Firmware/Update

It has only been a few weeks and Apple has already released an updated firmwave for the iPhone. Could this mean Apple isn't going to sit on bugfixes, are more updates going to be released in the same short time span. A couple of weeks is really short, however a couple of months to improve some iPhone features, fix bugs or release new functionality is something that should be embraced.