Despite Apple's adoption of BSD through OS-X, support for Intel processors, and dual-boot capability between OS-X and Windows, Apple still gets no respect from many in the Windows community. That may all change, as soon as Apple makes a few final and relatively inexpensive adjustments to its software engineering and marketing programs. Just don't expect any real O/S sales gains to come from jaunty commercials.
To hear some banks and other financial outfits tell it, digital certificates are the answer for all your email security worries. But at the 15th European Institute for Computer Anti-Virus Research Conference, one researcher discussed how digital signatures could be perverted on virtually any operating system, including BSD, Linux, OSX and Windows. Conclusion: A digital signature is only as valid as the combined security of the sending and receiving computers allow.
When it comes to the neglect of Internet Explorer, nobody's as mad as Microsoft's own employees. As Redmond retreats from some markets and is booted out of others, Microsoft folk are jumping ship, whining, screaming at the top of their lungs, or all of the above. The winners? Firefox, Netscape, Opera, Konqueror, Safari, and anything else Not-Based-On-Internet Explorer.
The end is near for Exchange 5.5 as Microsoft terminates product support January 1, 2006. For those who haven't already upgraded or switched, the big question is (as always): Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OS X or Other? All communities will find more highly regarded solutions for the enterprise than ever before, spanning both Open Source and Commercial worlds: Bynari Insight Server, eGroupWare, exchange4linux, FirstClass, Kerio MailServer, Kolab Server, Lotus Notes & Domino, Novell GroupWise, Open-Xchange, OpenGroupware and Scalix. Late Additions: Merak Email Server Suite, Zimbra Collaboration Suite.