Mac support?

Hello Brians,

Is there any plan to support Macs with the new Locklizard-protected workbooks?   Having to run VMWare or dual-boot just to read a PDF is a bit silly.  I know that LockLizard has a Mac-compatible viewer, so I'm hoping it's not a huge effort to add Mac support.

Cheers,
Brian

 

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    MacOS support for locklizard does exist, but we have the documents
    signed not to be readable with the Mac viewer.  The reason why is that
    the Mac version is easily circumventable, and before our new
    distribution method we have had widespread problems with illegal
    product distribution and sale.



    From the beginning Brian and I have always struggled with the tradeoff
    between convenience to the user and protection of our intellectual
    property.  When downloading free software or training or whatever from
    the Internet it's easy to just write it off as being from some huge
    nameless corporation, and let's be honest, none of it is that hard to
    find if you look for it.  What is also easy to forget though is the
    amount of time and effort it took the author to produce it.  Brian and
    I have invested literally thousands and thousands of hours of our own
    lives into developing these products, maintaining them, supporting
    them, and ensuring that they are the highest quality out there, so
    sometimes we do take it personally when we see them floating around.



    Keep in mind that this doesn't have anything to do with you directly,
    and is in no way a suggestion that if you did have a Mac signed copy
    you would distribute it. :)  Unfortunately for everybody however even
    though there are numbers of legitimate customers like yourself who
    should be able to access the material at their leisure in the most
    convenient fashion, there are those out there that always have to ruin
    it for the rest of us.  Brian and I were actually discussing this issue
    today of the new DRM system, and possibly we will be seeing some
    changes it in shortly.



    In the meantime what I would recommend to do however is just to
    print the material out.  I know we're living in a really green society
    now where you should always "think before you print" ;) , and I'm not
    sure about you guys, but I simply can't sit down and read a 2,000 page
    document in electronic format on my computer screen.  I spend so much
    time on the computer as it is the last thing I want to be doing is
    looking at that thing for a couple extra hours at the end of the night
    ;)



    If you do have any issues with printing, i.e. the print dies and then
    it says you can't print more copies, just email
    [email protected] and they can reissue it to make sure the
    print comes out 100% successful.  The other option is to order the
    workbook in printed format, which hopefully will be ready in about 3-4
    weeks.  If you have the print copy shipped to you you'll still have
    electronic access to make sure you get any updates that come out in the
    future.



    Thanks,





    Brian McGahan, CCIE #8593 (R&S/SP/Security)

    [email protected]

     

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    packetslave wrote:

    Hello Brians,

    Is there any plan to support Macs with the new
    Locklizard-protected workbooks?   Having to run VMWare or dual-boot
    just to read a PDF is a bit silly.  I know that LockLizard has a
    Mac-compatible viewer, so I'm hoping it's not a huge effort to add Mac
    support.

    Cheers,

    Brian

     







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