"This weekend, Apple released the first major revision
to System X, the Unix-based Macintosh operating system of the
future. The new version, called 10.1 (or should I write X.1?),
cleans up some of the loose ends from the first release, especially
by improving performance.
OS X is the nicest operating system I've ever seen. It works
like an OS should work, but is very different from all previous Mac
operating systems. Mostly, this is a good thing for average users,
though people used to troubleshooting Mac problems must begin their
education pretty much from scratch.
...If the Linux community really wants to hurt Microsoft--a
frequent theme in some of the e-mail I receive from
readers--wouldn't buying a Mac be a good way to do this without
having to deal with some of the challenges of Linux? Just a
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