Thor's OS Xodus

Securely Migrating from Microsoft Windows to Mac OSX

Thor’s OS Xodus gives you everything you need to securely and successfully migrate from Microsoft to Mac. Businesses and home users around the world have discovered the many benefits of working with Mac devices and their cost-effective and highly reliable operating system, OSX. However, the fear of the unknown has made many small to medium Microsoft shops wary of executing the migration to OSX.

Thor’s OS Xodus provides the most complete road map for entities who want to move away from Microsoft and decouple their dependency on Microsoft products. OSX is a perfect choice for enterprise computing because it provides the ease and simplicity of a UI, but can also be incredibly customized via configuration files because it is a BSD core. It is the perfect combination of Windows and Unix.

Thor Mullen is the founder of the "Hammer of God" security co-op group, Principal Security Architect for a worldwide, multi-billion dollar commerce platform, and is rumored to operate somewhere in the vicinity of Seattle, WA. He is also the world’s foremost authority on Windows Enterprise security, and he will walk you through everything you need to migrate from Microsoft to OSX, including understanding the level of work required as well as the potential pitfalls of a migration strategy. This is information that can be found nowhere else, and it will enable you to execute a MSFT to OSX migration seamlessly and with minimal downtime.


Information Security professionals of all levels, systems architects, app developers, project managers, IT decision makers, and a general consumer audience for those who want to migrate their systems.

Paperback, 384 Pages

Published: November 2014

Imprint: Syngress

ISBN: 978-0-12-410463-1


  • Introduction

    Alternatives to Apple Hardware

    From the Ground Up

    Authentication Infrastructures

    From Exchange to MacMail

    IIS to Apache

    MS SQL Server to MySQL

    .NET to PHP

    Windows Firewall/TMG vs OSX Firewall Services

    Certificate Services, Encryption, and PKI

    Client Controls


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