Damien Barrett over at TUAW has a good explanation about Mac OS X security as it relates to the article and contest in question.
This violates the very first and most important rule of securing a computer, by giving external access to users who shouldn't have it and don't need it. I certainly don't go around enabling SSH for my Mac users, do you? For the record, SSH (called Remote Access in FileSharing System Preference) is disabled by default on Mac OS X workstations, and on Mac OS X Tiger Server, there's even a GUI for allowing or disabling SSH access to different users. Mac OS X workstation users can modify the sshd_config file in /etc.
As pointed out by bob, a real academic Mac OS X Security Test is being held and will conclude tonight.
Any exploits will then be reported to be fixed and no SSH access is given to would be attackers.
Security, no matter which system, should be taken lightly so by no means is all this an attempt to claim Mac OS X is completely secure so everyone that runs Mac OS X should take measures to secure it. Both from outside attackers and against someone trying to access your computer physically.
I hope it DOESN'T have the click wheel separate and that it does in fact support the on screen "gestures" as this would put it one step closer into an Apple PDA, which is one step closer for an Apple Tablet notebook. In either case, great mock up, hopefully it does look something like that.
OOhhh, Ahhh, Hmmmm.... Seriously though, it's the small details such as this that make you really appreciate the creativity and special attention to detail that went into creating this Xbox. I have to hand it to the Xbox team, this is their 2nd Console and already have shown us just how pationate they are about delivering a great Gaming experience, even though some early adopters unfortunately got a faulty unit.
Take it from experience - BUY an extra memory card and back up your game saves. I lost my GTA 3 and NFS Underground data when I was almost done with both games. Nothing sucks more than going from a nice Skyline back to a stock Neon.
The option for lower resolution worries me. PC games haven't really taken advantage of Dual core PCs yet and this thing is having the option for lower resolution? What happend to the whole "console for the next 10 years" and the whole bit that it is too powerful? I hope this is just a rumor :-\
This semester I am studying Systems Programing - so I get a good look at all the hard work that goes into producing an operating system. Not an easy task - however, the hardware archticture takes a very big role on how the OS will handle certain things. Overall it is really the programer's job to decide how to take advantage of certain things. Obviously these two companies can learn somethings from each other and come up with a better design that will benefit both systems. For now, as a user, we need to really think of what type of system we will use and need to use. Of course, having one of each is always an alternative if you can afford it.
illwon, click on the link and you shall see the instructions ;-) At your own risk though. The songs are high quality, just like you would expect from any good online music store. The reason why they don't let you burn audio CD's is because they offer a subscription plan for buying the music and this one to rent the music. On this one you have to pay the subscription in order to keep listening to the music. Just like renting a movie; instead of buying it for 99 cents and then end up not listening to it later down the line.