Upside.com: Is Mac OS X half-baked?
Mar 26, 2001, 13:30 (22 Talkback[s])
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"It is perhaps not surprising then, that OS X is more than a
little retro: Jobs and Co. layered an admittedly new polish on top
of a late 1980s NeXT interface, which is built on the early '80s
Mach microkernel, itself steeped heavily in early 1970s Berkeley
Unix. In other words, OS X's ballyhooed Unix underpinning dates
back more than three decades."
"As MIT Web ninja Philip Greenspun put it in his 1999 book
"Philip and Alex's Guide to Web Publishing": "Imagine if the
president of General Motors said, in 1997, 'It has come to my
attention that our cars are kind of clunky and unreliable. Don't
worry, though. We're rectifying this problem by licensing the
blueprints to the 1985 Toyota Camry.'" (See Exhibit B,
"Envisioning a Site That Won't Be Featured In suck.com.")"
"To be fair, it is clear that Unix could bring the Macintosh
some much-needed stability, and that its chief operating system
competitor, Microsoft, could use some Unix in its clunky consumer
operating systems, like Windows ME and Windows 98."
- MacAddict.com: Linux promises, Apple delivers(Mar 23, 2001)
- osOpinion: Raskin on 'Raskin on OS X'(Feb 09, 2001)
- O'Reilly Network: Mac OS X Opens Apple to a New Audience(Jan 14, 2001)
- MacWeek: One OS or two?; resistance to OS X(Jan 05, 2001)
- Linux Journal: Mac OS X: First Impressions(Dec 10, 2000)
- ZDNet: Mac OS X & Darwin: All sizzle, little steak(Nov 23, 2000)
- The Register: Give us MacOS X or give us death, Intel users demand(Oct 05, 2000)
- MacWeek: Mac OS X a hit with first users(Sep 28, 2000)
- SF Gate: 10 Times Is A Charm; Radical Revamp Puts Mac OS Back in the Running(Sep 26, 2000)
- LinuxToday.com.au: A Sexier BSD: Mac OS X(XX)(Sep 25, 2000)
- MaximumLinux.com: Putting the Unix Dev Tools Back Into OS X(Sep 15, 2000)