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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
PostgreSQL 9.3 beta: Federated databases and more
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(Nearly) full tickless operation in 3.10
oops, someone just fell into the FUD machine. This is definitively not true.
Dricot: A freasy future for GNOME
Posted Aug 11, 2012 13:34 UTC (Sat) by alankila (subscriber, #47141)
So I go to disable this protection and a dialog pops up that says something along the lines of this: "You can actually ctrl-click if you just want to run some application while this protection is enabled. Do you still want to disable it?"
I did not disable the protection, and it made some kind of entry in its database that says LO is allowed to run forever on this computer, and everything kept on working.
Posted Aug 11, 2012 17:18 UTC (Sat) by hummassa (subscriber, #307)
Posted Aug 11, 2012 18:09 UTC (Sat) by danieldk (guest, #27876)
Posted Aug 11, 2012 18:07 UTC (Sat) by danieldk (guest, #27876)
I used Mountain Lion since the earliest beta's, and it is true. By default it only runs signed applications (and applications from the app store are, by requirement signed). Running an unsigned application will give an error. However, you *can* disable this in the security settings, so that it will run every application.
Posted Aug 11, 2012 20:05 UTC (Sat) by Kit (guest, #55925)
It only prevents applications downloaded from the Internet that are /completely/ unsigned (and only if the program that did the downloading marked them as such). Self signed apps will receive a scary warning, but can still be opened, while apps signed with an Apple-provided certificate will work fine (doesn't matter if they're distributed via the App Store).
This means that already-run apps will work just fine, as would apps that are acquired via physical media (such as CD/DVD/flash sticks).
The reporting has done a fairly poor job of explaining exactly what it restricts and how it functions, unfortunately.
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