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9 December 2006: a CLIX Update
CLIX 1.7.2.g 'update' is a full update of this award winning program.
A CLIX update in time for the holiday season is out now. It is part of a massive update of all the 'free' utilities offered by Rixstep.
Coming six months after last, the new package contains 1,434 commands.
Starting with version 1.7.2g CLIX uses DSV exclusively and drops all ambitions and pretensions to be compatible with a non-standard from Microsoft that doesn't even exist. Even within Microsoft. The result is better, leaner, and faster running code.
ACP users currently have at least 1,474 CLIX commands at their disposal; users of the free version have somewhat less: 1,434. In both cases the move to DSV means a vast improvement.
CLIX represents a safer and more convenient way to use the Unix command line. You can set TTY tickets and set your sudo time stamp timeout to zero and you'll still be all right - and comforted knowing you've thwarted the black hats from hijacking your computer.
CLIX accepts your admin passphrase like many applications, but unlike the rest your passphrase is never stored on disk. So when you exit CLIX, that passphrase is 'gone'.
But CLIX goes even further: as soon as your computer goes to sleep, CLIX clears your passphrase - and obliterates your eventual grace periods as well. Any hijacker intent on taking over your machine will be left with an unsympathetic prompt.
More Commands Than You Can Shake A Stick At!
With 1,434 unique Unix commands, CLIX has it all - certainly more than any of the other incidental AppleScript system optimisers out there. If you still can't find what you want in CLIX, you can probably write it yourself.
For that's the genius of working with CLIX: it's extensible. You're not locked into a limiting complex of GUI doodads - how would you add a click box yourself? You add the commands you want all by yourself. And they work instantly, first time every time.
And because CLIX is an authentic native Cocoa application, you can make all the command files you want - you can organise the commands you need in files of your own.
CLIX comes with a full dozen command files of its own - you can either edit these to suit your tastes or copy the commands you like to new files.
Put all the desktop enhancements you like in one file; put the most important system and security commands in another file; and so forth.
Staring Down the Threats
CLIX 1.7.2d 'pk' had new commands to address the insidious 'input managers hole'. You can lock down your system so no trojan, no matter how clever, can ever again exploit you in this way - and all at the click of your mouse.
Rescuing Your Hard Drive
Your system may be riddled with way too many 'language project' hives, eating away at your precious disk space - a click of the mouse and again CLIX makes them gone. It can't be easier.
Discover the World Around You!
A default OS X installation comes with 15,000 directories and nearly 80,000 files, most of which you never see. And navigating outside the harsh confines of your own backyard with your default system tools isn't going to get you very far. But with CLIX you can see it all - and use it all.
After all, you paid for it, didn't you? So find out what's there and learn to use it. It's your computer.
Free as in Beer!
As always, CLIX is free as in beer. It's free because knowledge like this should be free - and must remain free. It is your right to know how to manage your computer and to be in control of it.
It's a labour of love from Rixstep done to make you a safer and happier OS X user.
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