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What Happens?

If you ever consider using an Apple platform.


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What happens if you download a file - any file - onto Apple's OS?

This happens.



Your file gets clobbered with a full half dozen extended attributes.

Of course Apple's fanboys don't object. Because they don't see it. They could see it if they wanted, but they don't want to, so they don't. Their systems can be shit, but they think life is grand.

We actually got a letter from an Apple fanboy, still working at Apple today, originally from Canada and working for Corel back in the day, and he sincerely asked 'why bother - that's invisible, isn't it?'

If you ever consider using an Apple platform, keep this in mind.

About Rixstep

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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