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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #750 on: June 06, 2008, 04:38:34 AM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #751 on: June 06, 2008, 04:30:18 PM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #753 on: June 10, 2008, 06:11:24 AM »
Apple Previews Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"

Not a lot of new Features just improving Security and performance. Macworld even hinted that this may be a free or reduced cost upgrade. My guess is Apple wants to Get Mac OS X Polished for windows 7 release so Apple can keep the momentum moving forward (aka market share increasing) like it did with the Failed Vista Launch  :).
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #754 on: June 10, 2008, 01:55:00 PM »
If you had to pay for a .1 incremental OS update that is disgraceful even M$ wouldn't pull a stroke like that ;D
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #755 on: June 10, 2008, 05:40:39 PM »
If you had to pay for a .1 incremental OS update that is disgraceful even M$ wouldn't pull a stroke like that ;D

All 10.4.x, 10.5.x, etc.  incremental updates are free. Major upgrades (10.4.x -> 10.5.x) usually are not. Although 10.0.x to 10.1.x was a free upgrade several years ago, users just went to the nearest Apple store to get their copy.

Snow Leopard is hardly a Incremental update, its just that most of the "Meat" of the upgrade will be for developers.
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« Reply #756 on: June 10, 2008, 08:03:58 PM »
I thought that 10.5 was the last major update that people purchased, that would make 10.6 a .1 incremental update ???
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #757 on: June 11, 2008, 04:09:19 AM »
I thought that 10.5 was the last major update that people purchased, that would make 10.6 a .1 incremental update ???

In Apple's Version Scheme Major Updates are:

10.2 Jaguar
10.3 Panther
10.4 Tiger
10.5 Leopard

Incremental Updates are:
10.5.1, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, etc.

The Incremental Updates like the recently released 10.5.3 update are similar to Microsoft's Service Packs. Windows is the same way. Windows 2000 was Windows 5.0 and Windows XP was windows 5.1 yet it was a paid upgrade.


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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #758 on: June 11, 2008, 01:28:29 PM »
Clearer, yes, but I'm just used to the more usual whole (or .5) number increment of major developments and .1 increments being usually minor changes.

This update numbering also fell down in the avast 4.7 to 4.8 update (I seem to have been on avast 4.x forever ;D), as that was a major update IMHO and many other security applications would have bumped it up a whole point or called it a 2008 or 2009 version ;D
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #759 on: June 11, 2008, 04:12:52 PM »
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or called it a 2008 or 2009 version ;D
We know that there is an avast! 2oo8 version available but it happens to be a Rip Off  >:(
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #760 on: June 11, 2008, 04:33:16 PM »
Note I said, other security applications (intentional) and not avast 2008 ;D

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #761 on: June 12, 2008, 04:40:45 AM »
Clearer, yes, but I'm just used to the more usual whole (or .5) number increment of major developments and .1 increments being usually minor changes.

This update numbering also fell down in the avast 4.7 to 4.8 update (I seem to have been on avast 4.x forever ;D), as that was a major update IMHO and many other security applications would have bumped it up a whole point or called it a 2008 or 2009 version ;D

Well I Prefer the xx.yy.zz version scheme like Avast and Apple use over the use of versions named after the year. Huge.Major.Incremental just makes sense to me  ;)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #762 on: June 13, 2008, 01:22:38 AM »
Well I Prefer the xx.yy.zz version scheme like Avast and Apple use over the use of versions named after the year. Huge.Major.Incremental just makes sense to me  ;)
Fully agree. The advertisement is the only reason for doing an yearly version: renew your license! ;D
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #763 on: June 15, 2008, 03:51:07 AM »
While reading the Authentium (Command AV) Virus Blog they had a post on Their new Engine. But part of the post was talking about their sample collection and the makeup of it:
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94.7% of samples where Windows PE executables. Mobile malware were 0.00851%. Unix malware (including Mac OS X and Linux) were 0.15% of the samples.

5.2% of the samples were categorized as potentially unwanted applications. That includes Dialers and Adware.

So the Mobile Malware threat is not what some security companies Hype it to be.


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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #764 on: June 16, 2008, 04:07:03 PM »
PC Tools has released AV for Mac, if not for .: Mac :.  ;D
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