Mac OS X More Vulnerable than Windows

Bring on the haters. It has been proven that Windows is significantly less vulnerable than Mac OS X. With 234 highly critical flaws in OS X in comparison to 23 for Windows XP + Windows Vista in 2007 (yes the sum total of both Windows OS's) it can now be made fact that at this point OS X is 10x more vulnerable than Windows.

Everyone knew when Apple went mainstream that this was going to become a significant issue, but what's interesting is the magnitude.

Apple software is perceived to be flawless and virus free. Amazing they have these perceptions given the Apple Hack a Day and iPhone flaws that were found almost immediately following the release of security patches.

Is it time for someone to sue Apple over their security advertisements?

Read more about the ZD Net study here:

Hack A Day:

iPhone Fixes:

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Google Chart API

This is actually pretty neat. A little known Google Service called Google Chart API went live today to the entire world.

Charts may be embedded in any web application by merely updating the src attribute within an image tag (or using an HttpWebRequest to do something funky with it).

Here are some examples:

Yellow line chart with x-axis labelled with March, April, May, June, and July and y-axis with 50Kb

Yellow line chart: easy to read as data points are spread out well along the x-axis

Line chart with unevenly spaced data points and lines in red, green and dashed blue

Check out the various charts that can be made using this nifty service here.

As an Enterprise Developer, my next question becomes, will my IT department block this service. Unfortunately, because I can't download and install the chart builder component on my server, I'd probably never use it in any big Enterprise.

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Californication and Enterprise Blogging

Henry Rollins: What's your latest obsession?

Hank: Just the fact that people seem to be getting dumber and dumber. You know, I mean we have all this amazing technology and yet computers have turned into basically four figure wank machines. The internet was supposed to set us free, democratize us, but all it's really given us is Howard Dean's aborted candidacy and 24 hour a day access to kiddie porn. People...they don't write anymore - they blog. Instead of talking, they text, no punctuation, no grammar: LOL this and LMFAO that. You know, it just seems to me it's just a bunch of stupid people pseudo-communicating with a bunch of other stupid people at a proto-language that resembles more what cavemen used to speak than the King's English.

Henry Rollins: Yet you're part of the problem, I mean you're out there blogging with the best of them.

Hank: Hence my self-loathing.
- Californication - Season 1 - Episode LOL

Is this really the state of the internet? Is it just a big mess of spaghetti that contributes to the degradation of society as a whole.

Does the power of computers drive the commonality of idiocy. Can we for once consider Nerds as being dumber than the average joe?

I mean, other than eBay, which Internet company has always been on top. Possibly Skype (oops eBay), Yahoo is questionable at best, Google is there now, but wasn't around back in the day, what Internet company will be here tomorrow? And what do these huge corporations really contribute to my life other than killing time (their ads fund the videos i watch)?

It appears more and more everyday that the internet is merely becoming a big private channel. You have a channel to buy stuff, you have a channel to sell stuff, you have a channel to participate in another channel, you have a news channel and all of this useful stuff comes from huge private or public corporations all over the world.

So where does Tim Berners-Lee vision in creating the World Wide Web as one big publishing platform fit in anymore? Oh right sorry, that's blogging.

I'm patiently waiting Web 2.0 trends to transcend the non-sensical, non-monetizable, fun time killer space, to the Enterprise. I really do have to say, I think there is value specifically in Enterprise blogging. Especially Enterprise blogging and anonymous comments. And by that I mean, employee blogs, sitting right there on the Intranet as your default work homepage. Try to keep your corporate ladders vertical while you think about that one.

And by the way, if you're a guy, pick up Californication Season 1. You will not regret it!

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Enterprise 2.0

Instead of building one system that tries to do everything, build a system that is capable of integrating with everything. From an IT perspective, Enterprise 2.0 is about gaining network effects from various systems, rather than choosing one limited strategy that is supposed to be all things to all people.
- Sharepoint 2007 - http://innovationcreators.com/wp/?p=271

Do you agree?

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