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RE: [SLE] mac osX The end of Linux?
  • From: sysgod@xxxxxxxx (T. Koray Peksayar)
  • Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 18:17:43 +0200
  • Message-id: <ADEMIHFPCIPJDOIOIFBOAEILDHAA.sysgod@xxxxxxxx>

From: "T. Koray Peksayar" <sysgod@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 18:17:43 +0200
Message-ID: <ADEMIHFPCIPJDOIOIFBOAEILDHAA.sysgod@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [SLE] mac osX The end of Linux?



> >Hi everyone.
> >
> >I saw mac osX at a local fair here in Madrid. The demonstrator told me
> that it
> >would do away with Linux since it had a far superior desktop,
> designed by
> >professionals. And that anyway, all unix based systems would
> buy it because
> >they have never had a proper desktop like a mac. I told him
> that KDE2 was
> >available now, that it worked and it too was designed by professionals.
> >Nonsense, he said. Where is the graphics package I asked,
> wanting to play a

Speaking for myself I'm tired of brands and their salesman telling they are
the best. Everything is constantly evolving, including the man mind, so
computers.

Now take MacOS 8 for example; how many upgrades were made on OS 8 up to
date: many, how much performance gain and flexibility gained by those
patches: none.

Now consider Linux (the kernel at the lowest level) It's in our hands and we
can play with it as much as we want, give support, sell it, use it embedded,
etc. etc. etc.

Can Mac OS X or Y or Z do this ? NOOO...

So this is the clue... At the time Linux and OpenSource gets serious support
from commercial sources (it has gained a lot from IBM, Compaq, HP and Intel
and many other small yet powerful ones) they stop speaking !

As far as I know Gates owns a part of Apple !

Another thing that comes to my mind is that the Linux kernel made Mac OS X
happen :) First of all Apple has turned to a UN*Xish OS.

That's what I and only I think :p

Koray

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