Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Best From Apple: Protecting the Computer

It's no secret to most Administrators of any sizable pool of desktop computers, that users of those machines tend to find ever creative ways to tamper with their systems and render them unusable, resulting in costly losses of productivity. Whether they fall prey to the Microsoft Windows Security Flaw "du jour", click "Yes" to ActiveX prompts triggered by some ad banner, or still find a way to run some spyware-carrying file-swapping program, opportunities to compromise the integrity of a machine abound.

In very specific cases, it might be worth an Administrator's time and regained sanity to investigate migrating a portion of their user base to the Mac OS X platform, upon evaluating the tamper-limiting features it offers.

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