Re: A whole new meaning to putting tasks in the background...

  • From: John Madden <weez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: technocracy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 23:04:24 -0500

> 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.

I dunno, porting to something like an open unix has gotta be easier than 
porting to mac from windows or vice versa.  Provided Apple keeps their 
API's open, of course...  And by porting to OS X, they've opened the door 
to porting to *BSD and Linux.  OS X may still flop, as all commercial 
unices are destined to do anyway, and in fact, it may be the final nail in 
the coffin if it leads to porting big-time apps to Linux. =)


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