[OS X TeX] White vs. Transparent?

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Thu Apr 6 04:17:35 EDT 2006

On 4/6/06, Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at mac.com> wrote:
> Le 6 avr. 06 à 00:46, Victor Ivrii a écrit :
> > On 4/5/06, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
> >
> >> And how many folks out there will think that running Windowze on a
> >> Mac will be safer than on another machine? I wonder how many folks
> >> are going to get blown away by this. Not that there aren't legitimate
> >> reasons to have to do this: my brother-in-law runs some custom
> >> software for his work and that will only run under Windows.
> >
> > Security is a real issue: I would be very unhappy if something running
> > under Windows
> > (virus, trojan, M$ application) corrupted MacOSX partition. I know it
> > happens with the
> > double-boot Windows/Linux. So far I failed to find any mention about
> > BootCamp placing
> > Windoze in the sandbox
> Apparently it doesn't: on Apple's Bootcamp page <http://www.apple.com/
> macosx/bootcamp/> there's only the mention:
> Word to the Wise
> Windows running on a Mac is like Windows running on a PC. That means
> it'll be subject to the same attacks that plague the Windows world.
> So be sure to keep it updated with the latest Microsoft Windows
> security fixes.

The main problem issue for most of Mac users is not Windows
applications/bugs/trojans/viruses corrupting Windows partition but
rather corrupting Mac partition. Until Apple firmly puts Windows into
sandbox I would definitely avoid BootCamp.

PS Few days ago I was forced to help my wife with the minor editing of
some M$ Word document. Cruel and unusual punishment! :-(
Victor Ivrii, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
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