[!CrackMonkey!] macos x
sneakums at zork.net
Fri Mar 22 13:58:33 PST 2002
commence M. Drew Streib quotation:
> On Fri, Mar 22, 2002 at 09:22:05PM +0000, Sean Neakums wrote:
>> A friend of mine bought one of the new iMacs recently. Judging by his
>> reports, Mac OS X is neither a good Unix nor a good Mac OS. But it's
>> *all Steve*, and that is why Apple will never admit there is anything
>> wrong with it.
> I'm sorry your friend wasn't happy with his purchase. I'm sure
> he can get full value for the imac when he sells it second hand, as
> there is quite a demand for them. His review differs from most
> others', but he is certainly entitled to his opinion.
My words seem to imply that he isn't happy with his purchase. That is
incorrect; he loves his new iMac. I should have tried harder to avoid
giving that impression. He would blanch at the suggestion that he
*sell* his new machine for mere money. My comments merely what I read
between the lines of what he told me.
> If you're going to attack MacOS X, do so because it is not free,
> which is the one major problem I still have with using it, and the
> _only_ real reason why I'm debating using debian/ppc on the
Well, I felt like talking about Mac OS X, not its license. Licenses
are boring; there is only so much to be said about them (debian-legal
notwithstanding). Plus, I figured that telling you about Mac OS X's
license problem would like telling Rick Moen why one should have one's
DNS servers on separate continents.
> And I didn't buy Steve Jobs, I bought a machine that does what
> I need it to do. As soon as good video/sound production apps make
> it to Linux, my decision to run debian/ppc on the system full time
> will be much easier.
All I meant by that statement was that there is not much in Mac OS X
that was not invented under Steve. For example, the Finder that
shipped with every version of Mac OS up to version X. Instead you get
the NeXT file browser, which, while nice, is no Finder.
"Forfiku vin, trolo!"
-- Mr. Bad
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