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Re: [News] Further Discussions About Mac OS X on Linux

__/ [ Mark Kent ] on Saturday 27 May 2006 10:52 \__

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> Sinister Midget <sinister@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> On 2006-05-26, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> posted
>> something concerning:
>>> Mac OS X at Odds With Linux
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>| Mac OS X's BSD-based kernel puts it at the Unix end of the OS spectrum
>>>| and thus ripe for comparison with Linux. And this is precisely what's
>>>| been happening as of late. Some in the IT industry have called OS X on
>>>| the carpet for perceived problems compared to Linux.
>>>| [...]
>>>| That certainly got the attention of the Apple crowd. Some pro-Mac
>>>| pundits have gone so far as to defend against the notion that Linux
>>>| should replace the Darwin kernel for OS X.
>>> `----
>>>                 http://www.serverwatch.com/news/article.php/3609506
>> I wonder if anyone's consulted Oxtard on this. According to him OS X is
>> already so superior that all of the world is going to be using Macs by
>> the end of the month.
>> So I don't understand how there can *be* any criticism, or why anyone
>> would see the need to defend it to keep linux out.
> People are very strange...  presumably when Microsoft abandon the windows
> kernel and use a BSD one with some kind of winelib solution for their
> legacy apps, we'll see the same thing.

[sarcasm /]

One day, Microsoft will migrate to the Linux kernel, permanently. Little work
will be involved. They already have Wine, Win4Linux, CrossOver Office, and
so forth. To them, the problem will then become: how do you grab the
attention of the user from the curly fox or that fox with a brush in its

Best wishes,


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