141 Help I Got A Mac – Back To The Mac Reactions

by Cliff Ravenscraft on October 21, 2010

in Help I Got A Mac, Help, iGot a Mac!

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Back To The Mac Notes:
Factime For Mac
New MacBook Airs
Mac OSX Lion with full screen, multi-touch and same old features but new name?
App Store for the Mac
New iLife

To Do App Recommendation:
John called in a recommendation for Epic Win. A to do list app that is like a game?

Wacom Tablet – Pen & Touch:
Cliff shares how he is using this tool in his business.

New Kindle For The Mac Update:
– Add, edit, or delete notes and highlights
– Search for words or phrases within the book you're reading
– Multi-column reading mode
– Improved look and feel: Enjoy a slick new look

BlueHost CEO Says Bye Bye To Microsoft:
About 4 years ago I switched all my desktop use to Mac OSX. I love it. And although I believe it is superior to Windows in almost every way (Especially the MACH Kernel) I didn’t really care what we used at Bluehost/Hostmonster/Fastdomain for our office/support computers.

Those days of ignorant bliss are now totally gone. We literally can no longer tolerate Windows in our corporate network. What you say? I know this sounds strange as corporate America is a stalwart Windows using market, but I’ll say it again. We can’t tolerate Windows anymore. It is simply too high a risk. It is UNSECURABLE.

Now I know right now that there are going to be lots of readers that write back saying, “If you know what you are doing then Windows is easy to secure. Only people that aren’t technical enough to do things right get infected.” Uh huh. There are so many zero day vulnerabilities with Windows that I simply can’t keep our network secure. In addition, because of the type of business we are in we are constantly the target of malicious activity directed at our network. We have to protect ourselves, and running Windows feels like bringing a plastic knife to gun fight when it comes to security.

I’m not saying Linux, and Mac OSX aren’t susceptible to viruses or malware, but its so much less that its not even close. Its strange to me that most businesses just accept the fact that their machines will be infected with Malware and that they will just clean it off with the latest scan of their computer. Are you ok with your passwords, personal data, and financial information just flowing out to owners of various botnets? Are you fine to have an army of your office machines sending out spam in the background all day long while you wonder why your internet connection is slow? Clearly the answer for most businesses is yes. I guess after 20 years of Microsoft usage most people are just beaten into submission that computing has to be this way – but it doesn’t have to be. There are alternatives, and we are using them. I hope many of you reading today will consider some of the alternatives.Matt Heaton

Blog Post: http://www.mattheaton.com/?p=237

Evan Agee Got An Email From Steve Jobs


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