Re: Unix, Linux, or GNU?
> One thing about the Mac
> % (I'm also running Yellow Dog Linux)
> % that the hardware really is superior.
> % And perhaps the iMovie, QuickTime,
> % and so forth are worth the
> % proprietariness to lots of people.
> Hmm ?? hardware superior? all the macs I
> have worked with (up to the dual
> 1.25Ghz) use old pc hardware. old fsb,
> old processor, slow memory, etc. They
> are actually talking about getting IBM
> or Intel to make the next cpu!
> No the main reason to use Apple is it's
> ease of use and (for video) the magical
> Quicktime layer.
The mac processor is made by IBM
" (...) when they were expecting clones of their Windows or OS 9 experiences."
Why UNIX-like window systems has tu be ugly (Windows is ugly, OS 9 is not)? It seems like some kind of "naturist" hippie dogma to me.
Desktop systems MUST be beautiful and practical; if you re running xtemr, copying files with cp, with do you want drag-and-drop? But if you consider getting easier and easier for the desktop user you have to think outside the command line.
"Linux, isn't really Unix either, and they're right. But while the kernel is merely Unix-like, show me a Linux distribution that doesn't ship gcc, gdb, X, and all those other utilities (even fortune) that make Unix Unix."
Oh shit I cannot find gcc in my HP-UX!
gcc and gdb definetly doesn't make UNIX UNIX, they make Linux Linux.
Some minimal Linux installations doens't come with compilers and debuggers (see Conectiva).
Considerer trying to get out of your GNU hype jail.
ps: No, I don't use Mac OS X. My personal desktop is NetBSD at home and OpenBSD at work.