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CLIX: White's the new Black

Repackaged for future contingencies.


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CLIXWORLD (Rixstep) — CLIX, voted the #1 power tool for this platform, has been repackaged for future contingencies.

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CLIX: White's the new Black

CLIX will not be going to the dark side. Apple's Dark Mode is indeed attractive, even if somewhat limited, but changes to Apple's underlying APIs make the move inadvisable.

Although CLIX is used internally at Apple, changes to Apple's system code in many areas make such a move imprudent. CLIX will continue to run flawlessly on current and future versions of your operating system - but only in white.

Hermetically Sealed

CLIX is protected from tampering with a technology far surpassing Apple's 'code-signing'. Downloading from Apple's App Store does not ensure that you're safe.

The CLIX protection scheme cannot be tampered with. Apple's 'code-signing' is easily defeated, CLIX is not. Any sign of tampering, at any time, in any session, for any reason, and CLIX will refuse to continue.

As a matter of professional policy, CLIX is available only through this website. Should you encounter a download available from any other site, please report it.

6,000 Commands?

Nobody's bothered to perform a final tally, but the number of CLIX commands in this download should approach or exceed 6,000 (six thousand). These commands range from OS versions 10.4 ('Tiger') to the present and beyond ('Mojave' and 'Catalina').

Some commands for older versions may lack the '-S' switch for 'sudo'. You'll see the diagnostic:

sudo: no tty present and no askpass program specified

You need only append '-S' to your instances of 'sudo' and run again. Apple lagged behind the official OpenBSD release of sudo by some eighteen months after this security feature was introduced.

Hundreds Upon Hundreds

CLIX reveals hundreds upon hundreds of thousands of files comfortably resident on your system that Apple went to great pains to keep hidden from you. CLIX makes it possible for you to access these files, to 'harness the power of Unix', without any additional software or software purchases.

Almost all (if not all) of the functionality you'd find in complementary utilities that often come with considerable caveats and unfortunate price tags - it can be found here in CLIX.

And what you don't find here: you can create it on your own - with CLIX.

This download also includes a considerable bibliography accessible from within the application.

See Also
Rixstep: Buy Stuff
ACP/CLIX: Learn how to fish
Red Hat Diaries: Apple's Truman Show
Learning Curve: What's New in CLIX 2.4.0.0

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Stockholm/London-based Rixstep are a constellation of programmers and support staff from Radsoft Laboratories who tired of Windows vulnerabilities, Linux driver issues, and cursing x86 hardware all day long. Rixstep have many years of experience behind their efforts, with teaching and consulting credentials from the likes of British Aerospace, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Lloyds TSB, SAAB Defence Systems, British Broadcasting Corporation, Barclays Bank, IBM, Microsoft, and Sony/Ericsson.

Rixstep and Radsoft products are or have been in use by Sweden's Royal Mail, Sony/Ericsson, the US Department of Defense, the offices of the US Supreme Court, the Government of Western Australia, the German Federal Police, Verizon Wireless, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Microsoft Corporation, the New York Times, Apple Inc, Oxford University, and hundreds of research institutes around the globe. See here.

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