Co-Location For Your Server

If you’re interested in having a website which runs on OS X, having full control of the server with multiple fail-safes and redundencies, and a very large pipe to it, then you might want to consider the offerings from MacMiniColo.net. These folks are part of a larger operation run by Switch Communications in Las Vegas, Nevada. Switch runs one of the biggest high-speed data centers in the country. MacMiniColo specializes in running MacMini servers with OS X server. You can send them your MacMini, or buy one from them. The monthly costs start at $35, and go up from there […]

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Web Design For Small Businesses

I’ve done web design and development for over 10 years. In the past, it was done in the typical way: I design and develop the site for a client, and deliver and launch the site. Then, typically, every time an addition or change is needed, the client must come back to me because they don’t want to invest the time into learning DreamWeaver, CSS, XHTML, PHP, etc. This was expensive for the client, and not very interesting work for me once the original site was complete. So I’ve been working on a new model of site design for small businesses […]

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Macs Now Found in 8 of 10 Businesses

A new survey conducted by Yankee Group Research Inc. of more than 700 senior IT administrators and C-level executives revealed that nearly 80% of businesses have Macs in-house. This number is up from the last survey in 2006 which indicated that 47% of businesses had in-house Macs. Two interesting details of this survey are: 21% of the firms surveyed reported having delpoyed more than 50 Macs (some ranged into the thousands) 28% of the firms reported running Windows in a virtual machine on the Macs Clearly, virtualization software has helped catalyze this trend towards Mac delpoyment. The two leaders in […]

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OS X Trojan In The Wild

I usually refrain from posting “theoretical” OS X exploits since they rarely pose any real threat to Mac users. However, several sources are now reporting multiple Mac Trojan horses in the wild. These Trojans exploit a root vulnerability in Apple Remote Desktop Agent in Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5. This exploit has been rated as “critical”, but it does require that a user download and open the Trojan file. Pay attention, folks. We knew that Macs would come more and more into hackers focus as market-share grew. See more information at the SecureMac site.

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Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Apple announced OS X 10.6 named Snow Leopard as more of a performance release rather than a feature release. Some of the announced changes include a smaller footprint (giving back some hard drive space), Microsoft Exchange support, extended 64-bit support to allow a theoretical 16TB of RAM, faster clock speeds with the multicore “Grand Central” technology, and QuickTime X which includes optimized support for the latest codecs. It’s not known yet whether Snow Leopard is the beginning of dropped support for PowerPC by Apple. Several developers are reporting that their developer preview copy runs only on Intel machines. The rumors […]

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