"With the final version of Mac OS X looming on the horizon, some
Mac developers are saying--publicly and privately--that Apple
should change, at least temporarily, its "one operating system"
strategy and continue revising Mac OS 9. At last year's Macworld
Expo in San Francisco, Apple CEO Steve Jobs told keynote attendees
that when Mac OS X is finished, it will be the only operating
system Apple will continue to develop. "Apple has a single
operating system strategy, not a dual, triple, or quadruple
strategy like some companies," Jobs said."
"Like many Mac users, Helmut Tschemernjak of Helios Software
laments many of the changes in OS X, such as the new Finder and the
removal of Navigation Services and other Classic OS features. "The
biggest problem I see at present with Mac OS X is that the ease of
use of the operating system goes several years back," he said."
"Tschemernjak also cited the small number of native Carbon or
Cocoa OS X applications, and complained that Apple's developer
documentation is lacking. "Less than 10 percent of the APIs are
documented, (and) other parts are wrongly documented," he
said, further contending that OS X's support for Unix APIs is
not as strong as in Linux or Sun Microsystems' Solaris
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