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  An Unencrypted Look at FileVault
Subject:   Forced Restarts
Date:   2003-12-21 14:17:52
From:   F.J.
Response to: Forced Restarts

Hi again !


I am glad to hear that you are an experienced user :-)


However, may I still suggest that you post on the Apple Discussions, call Apple or your usual support provider ? Indeed, you really should not experience issues.


Its architecture allows it to be very resistant to faulty third-party applications. However, using such software in your workflow is not recommended either !


Apple always does its absolute best to improve the quality of its products and welcomes your feedback. Would you think that you have located a bug, there are many feedback channels available. Also, would you have some coding experience, you can become an ADC member membership is free.


For your information, FileVault does not use a proprietary encryption system. More information may be found here : http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/filevault/


F.J.

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  • Forced Restarts
    2004-01-28 14:36:10  mclaincausey [View]

    I never have kernel panics or forced restarts, and I'm using an old Yikes! G4 350MHz with only 480MB of RAM. I don't see how OS X could be regarded as "unstable." It is the most stable desktop OS on the market.

    Sure, you can find headless Unix boxes with uptimes of several months, but to have a desktop capable of that kind of stability is amazing. When he says OS X is "unstable" I can only think he's been unlucky and/or is comparing it to server OSes, which is unreasonable.

    Long live OS X!
    Mac
  • Don't use 3rd Party Apps???
    2003-12-21 17:29:47  anonymous2 [View]

    F.J. wrote:
    > Its architecture allows it to be very resistant to faulty
    > third-party applications. However, using such software in
    > your workflow is not recommended either !

    That is an interesting statement. Are you seriously suggesting that users should only use Apple products on their Macs? What about Excel? Word? Photoshop? TurboTax? X-Plane? Are you aware that Apple specifically promotes the use of 3rd party applications on the Mac? They do encourage other people to develope for their hardware and software...
    • FJ de Kermadec photo Don't use 3rd Party Apps???
      2003-12-22 09:18:30  FJ de Kermadec | O'Reilly Blogger [View]

      Hi !

      I am afraid you misunderstood my previous reply : sorry if I have been unclear.

      I just wanted to say that relying on *poorly-written* third-party applications in a workflow was to be avoided.

      Of course, there are millions of excellent third-party Mac OS X applications available that can be used safely ! I know that Apple does its absolute best to help developers and am always glad to see new applications coming to the Mac.

      F.J.