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tomierna's Avatar Picture tomierna (Admin) – December 07, 2007 09:34PM Reply Quote
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ARL (Moderator) – October 14, 2016 03:47PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Um, ok...

One of the investment banks I do business with has the client/investor portal running on IIS7. I know this because have the time I logon I get the IIS7 default screen.

Why a supposedly new web portal running on server is running software nearly a decade old is beyond me.

Two questions:

1. How insecure is IIS 7?

2. Why aren't they on IIS 10?

John Willoughby – November 21, 2016 06:49PM Reply Quote
England expects that every man will do his duty. Ha-ha!

ARL (Moderator) – November 21, 2016 09:39PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!

There better be a skunkworks MacOS for ARM somewhere...

John Willoughby – November 22, 2016 06:26AM Reply Quote
England expects that every man will do his duty. Ha-ha!
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ARL

There better be a skunkworks MacOS for ARM somewhere...

I'm sure there is. It will allow future Macs to be thinner, and have longer battery life. Therefore it fulfills Apple's Prime Directive.

As a plus, though, the way that the App Store works now would allow for Day One availability of the apps for a new platform. Of course, the Mac App Store is not as rich as the iOS App Store.

Cloudscout – November 22, 2016 06:27AM Reply Quote
Me, I want a hula-hoop.
How divergent are the MacOS and iOS codebases at this point? Do they share a source tree?

John Willoughby – November 22, 2016 06:40AM Reply Quote
England expects that every man will do his duty. Ha-ha!
I'm not the best person to speak on this, but:

They both have a common foundation in Darwin, and share many frameworks. But they both have many frameworks that don't exist on the other side, or exist in a different form.

If you're thinking about some kind of mega-API that would support macOS and iOS apps concurrently, then I am sure that it could be done. (iOS Simulator in XCode kind of already does.) Apple seems to want to keep a firm barrier between the UI's at least, though. Quite rightly, in my opinion.

John Willoughby – November 25, 2016 08:55AM Reply Quote
England expects that every man will do his duty. Ha-ha!
Not Microsoft, but Windows:

How have I never heard of this site before? It seems like a fantastic service! I wish that I had a fresh PC to set up now.

John Willoughby – December 01, 2016 11:26AM Reply Quote
England expects that every man will do his duty. Ha-ha!

Cloudscout – December 01, 2016 12:51PM Reply Quote
Me, I want a hula-hoop.
His responses ring hollow. Look at their MDM product, Intune. It's way, way behind AirWatch.

John Willoughby – December 08, 2016 06:51AM Reply Quote
England expects that every man will do his duty. Ha-ha!

John Willoughby – December 08, 2016 08:16AM Reply Quote
England expects that every man will do his duty. Ha-ha!
Somebody on Ars Technica mentioned that Windows 10 ARM might make Boot Camp possible on hypothetical future ARM Macs. It's worth considering, but I doubt that Apple would be open to the idea, at least at first. They're going to want their new Shiny to shine on its own.

ARL (Moderator) – December 12, 2016 04:57PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!

ARL (Moderator) – May 31, 2017 12:03AM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!

John Willoughby – June 09, 2017 09:48AM Reply Quote
England expects that every man will do his duty. Ha-ha!

ARL (Moderator) – June 09, 2017 03:33PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Well, I guess that kills any dreams/hopes for an Apple x86 emulator on ARM.

If it ever happens, another forced march...

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