Re: Mac OS X is doomed - Linus says it's "crap"

  • From: "M.K. Chatterji" <chat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: technocracy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 00:18:09 -0600

Oh well. Like the great Confucius, he say:
Everyman like the smell of his own fart.

No doubt GMers say that about Fords and viceversa. I'm surprised 
though, that there would such a level of sharp-tongued rhetoric 
_within_ the Unix community. More so by someone so high up as Linus, 
and with such sweeping generalization! You'd think the top dog would 
have more humility.  If Mach is "crap" then BSD must be too. And 
thusly AIX, HP/UX, Solaris, and so on. Too bad. (Too bad that people 
can't find _some_ good in other flavors and OSes.. E.g. if we didn't 
have Solaris at our site, I don't know what we'd do to interface at 
the level we must, with IBM/MVS. Oh I suppose we could use AIX--but 
that's probably another "crappy" product.)  =)

>With a name like "Mach" it has to be cool, doesn't it?
>Observation attributed to Prof. Robert Wilensky of the University of
>California at Berkeley:
>"We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters
>will eventually reproduce the works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the
>Internet, we know this is not true."

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