David Flatley

Tag: Leopard

Software to bug ratio

by on Dec.05, 2007, under Apple

It goes without saying that with new software comes new bugs. I like to write about some of these bugs, having written a few good ones myself. In fact, I consider myself somewhat of a Digital Entomologist in a manner of speaking. While out hunting some rare, or not so rare species to give me ideas on what a new bug should NOT look like, I ran across this one…

This Leopard bug beats anything Vista has to offer by ZDNet‘s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes — In this blog I’ve highlighted a number of Vista related bugs, some of which are trivial, others pretty serious, but today I’ve come across a bug in Leopard that beats anything Microsoft has to offer in Vista hands down – this bug is serious because it causes widespread data loss, and it’s easy to replicate.

I’m thinking that this may not be a bug however. This could be a whole new way of combating attacks to your personal, or company data via the internet. The theory, in short, would be that if one has no data what to speak of, or their data is deleted on a regular basis should they try to create new data, how then would one be in danger of compromising their important data? Brilliant!

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