It's pretty cool. I got my Mac OS X beta today too. A 5-year old
could have installed it! I have the server version as well (Mac OS X
Server), but this client version is truly meant to be BSD-Unix for
mere mortals. Unix "engineers" will hate it I suspect, particularly
Linux people I predict, because while it brings the power of *nix to
people who don't know or don't have to know anything about computer
science, well, it's not a shell-enabled (as such) Unix server.
Clearly it will be light years ahead of Windows NT, Me, 9x, 2000,
etc., but it will probably be a flop in the market because few
vendors will take the time to develop the usual Microsoft-ish and
other desktop apps for it.
P.S. I also ordered Yellow Dog for an old 120Mhz PPC Mac we have around the house. There are some interesting comparisons they make between Intel and PPC platforms, both on cost and energy consumption per dollar: http://www.maclinux.com/why_ppc.shtml and
"Troy V. Barkmeier" <barky@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes: > >Finally! A real reason to have semi-translucent windows (ala Mac OS 10 et > >all) > P.S. I got my Mac OS X Public Beta CDs yesterday -- anybody that wants a > peek, let me know.
I'm game. I'm interested in seeing just how much they screwed around with the unix side of things. I hope it's not as bad as NeXTStep was.