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Re: [SLE] mac osX The end of Linux?
- From: herman@xxxxxxxxx (Herman Knief)
- Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 20:57:19 -0800
- Message-id: <3A0F74AF.866D5587@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 20:57:19 -0800
From: Herman Knief <herman@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [SLE] mac osX The end of Linux?
See comments in-line...
"Timothy R. Butler" wrote:
> Sorry to get in on this thread sort of late - but I thought I'd list a few reasons
> why it won't do away with Linux (some may have already been mentioned:
> 10.) Linux's strong hold isn't in the Desktop anyway - it's in the server,
> something the Mac is very weak in (weaker than Windows, IIRC)
Yes, but since osX is really based on NeXTstep... using a mach kernel... there's no
reason why it wouldn't be as strong or stronger than Linux.
> 9.) If a better GUI could kill Linux, Windows 2000 would have killed Linux
> (since KDE2 wasn't out yet).
> 8.) Linux is open source, and draws many people for that reason.
> 7.) Linux is attracting more developers than the Mac (I think)
Have you tried the new development environment under osX - Objective C kicks ass!
> 6.) Linux is supported on many architectures, not just Apple/IBM/Motorola's
> expensive PowerPC chips and MHz-lacking processors.
Once, again, being based on NeXTstep... it's not limted to PPC... in fact, it's
beginnings were originally developed on 68k, then ported to Sparc and Intel.
> 5.) Linux/UNIX is the only place for a complete, free office suite that
> resembles MS-Office (rather than all-in-one StarOffice). KOffice!
And just waite for the port to osX... since it is a UNIX like os as well.
> 4.) Linux with KDE 2.0 provides a more customizable, modern, and robust GUI.
> 3.) Macs only have one mouse button.
> 2.) Linux has the ability to go to a command prompt for trouble shooting.
> and the number one reason why Linux won't be done away with by MacOS....
So does osX!
> 1.) You don't have to have a fruity colored computer to use Linux!
If Apple is smart... and let's remind ourselves that Jobs is back in control... they
will eventually release osX for numerous platforms.
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