The wheels completely fell off your tirade when you
stated that to be a UNIX an OS needed 'fortune' - up
until then I had been reading with the same boredom I
used to read Windowz vs whatever arguements.
I have rarely ever used a proper UNIX, having only
toyed with Solaris. However, I have RedHat servers
and Mac OS X clients. These UNIX-based OSs (none of
them running fortune) do everything I need.
This last week RedHat 8 Pro arrived. I like it. I note that
'fortune' doesn't load automatically, Bluecurve looks
more like Aqua than most GUIs, and maybe a
realisation that for UNIX-based OSs to make their way
onto more desktops the user interface needs to be
Incidentally, according to Apple, OS X is now the most
widely used UNIX-based OS in the world, having added
some 4,000,000 seats in months. And that, my friends
has to be a supremely good thing for *ALL* UNIX-
based OSs, OpenSource and all things good. And that
is something to smile about!