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Banking on Mac OSX


I liked Anthony Paonita's article on online banking, in the January issue.

Personally, I was a bit slow to get started because of the difference between the great credit card consumer protection laws and the typical online banking agreements which leave the consumer holding the bag for any problems. But lack of disasters have lulled me to a (probably false) sense of security.

But what I really liked about the article was that you are using a Mac with OS X! Having read so many pro-Microsoft articles in your publication, I assumed that actually using a Mac was strictly forbidden!

Thanks for mentioning the Mac, especially in the context of a good article and with an example of something that didn't work on Windows. While Apple use may be on the rise in small firms, as the last large law firm which is all Mac, I appreciate positive Macintosh legal press.

Todd Nugent
Chief Information Officer
Chapman and Cutler


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