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The power of "Secure Trash" in OS X 10.6

Once you delete the item (files/ folder) it is moved to Trash bin. Now if you want to delete those items permanently, you can click Secure Trash in the latest version of Mac i.e. Snow Leopard. In the earlier versions of Mac OS X, this feature was termed as Empty Trash. Its the same process that you do by when you select Empty Recycle Bin on a Windows Operating System. The purpose of this post is to focus on how safe your data is, once you delete is permanently from your machine. As we all are aware of the data recovery methods available in the world of IT today where you can use third party utilities and recover the data even after it is deleted from the machine. Taking this into consideration, the security of your deleted data is too low which might cause loss of business or integrity. In order to tackle this, Apple has added a feature of 7-Pass Erase using which you can securely delete the data from the machine. In this process, it writes random data on the hard drive and dele

An introduction to Mac OS X Server

Mac OS X server is combination of Power and Style. It derives power from its strong UNIX base and the style comes from well known Apple GUI. This combination makes Mac OS X Server one of the robust server available in present time. Mac OS X Server is built on a fully compliant UNIX foundation. This battle-tested core provides the stability, performance, and security that organizations require. And full UNIX conformance ensures compatibility with existing server and application software. Mac OS X Server is the ideal platform for deploying groundbreaking enterprise applications and services. The kernel in Mac OS X Server provides superior thread management and affinity algorithms for efficient handling of multithreaded applications on the latest generation of Intel multicore processors. It also provides precise control of real-time processing requirements, allowing a user-level thread — even an unprivileged one — to precisely specify its requirements for time-sensitive operations