Re: Stupid users (was Re: Is there a term for this?)

Subject: Re: Stupid users (was Re: Is there a term for this?)
From: Lion Internal <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 00:08:43 +0700

I appreciate that point of view, Steven. I didn't say Lion was of no value to anyone. Really what I'm complaining about is the lack of an option to turn these features off, which would clearly be beneficial for a large number of users.

BTW, on the point of security, apart from the fact that the Recovery partition makes login passwords irrelevant on Lion (since even a child can bypass them with very little knowledge), another largely unpublished difference between Lion and Snow Leopard is the 'secure erase' feature. Snow Leopard allowed a user to run a 35-pass erase on a disk. Lion's maximum is only a 7-pass erase.

And if any of you guys out there are dealing with sensitive data, avoid SSDs at all costs, no matter what system you're using (more info here: http://nvsl.ucsd.edu/sanitize/).

Best

Phil
Tech Writer
http://applehelpwriter.com



On Feb 10, 2012, at 9:24 AM, Steven Jong wrote:

> I freely admit to being a longtime Apple fanboy. That said, I find the scenarios in which the save-everything behavior causes problems far fetched, and much less likely than the scenario in which you lose work that you didn't want to lose. Whether it happens because of a power failure, a crash, a freeze, a Pepsi Syndrome, or an hour of frenzied writing without remembering to save, losing work is bad, and it is not uncommon.
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> I run Lion at home (I'm using it as I wrote this), and the feature is very easy to get used to. I'm not sorry it was added.
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