The Register: Torvalds loves Mac OS X (no really)
Apr 16, 2001, 21:30 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Linus Torvald is less than complimentary about Mach, the Mac OS
X kernel is in his forthcoming autobiography: Just for Fun: The
Story of an Accidental Revolutionary."
[Says Linus:] "All of the interesting stuff in OS X is actually
outside the kernel: what makes Macs special is not the OS (which
historically has had tons of design problems, even more so than
Mach ever has -- so OS X is bound to be a big leap forward), but
the UI and the ease of use. Which has very little indeed to do with
"Following the "simply misquotes", Torvalds has been flamed by
Mac fanatics - no surprise there, then. But it confirms his belief
that people should form their own opinions and refuse to take what
Barr calls "tech luminaries" too seriously."