"Is OS X just another fancy GUI-based operating desktop
system like Windows or is it a more industrially useful
server-centric operating system like FreeBSD or Linux-based
OS's? Crafting user interfaces is Apple's widely acknowledged
forte; FreeBSD technology is known to power major Internet sites
like Yahoo and Sony Japan. So which is it?"
"Or is it both? It is possible for one operating system
to satisfy both the needs of someone like myself, a FreeBSD
developer who expects a lot of power and flexibility from an
operating system, and the average user who just wants to point and
"For many years now, Microsoft has been the Goliath everyone
complains about, but no one sees any effective way of dealing with.
Not to mention the deceased pile of would-be Davids lying at its
feet that serve as something of a deterrent to others. The
open-source world, on the other hand, has taken the approach that
if enough ants go after Goliath with their painful stingers, you
don't need a David."
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