I'm not a techie, but I'm trying to get my head back into
UNIXland so I can understand just what I can do with Mac
OSX...or what I can't. I'm a code hack turned graphic
designer and now manage creative folks. I enjoyed reading
this article, but would like to point out that no matter how
many tech heads wish it, the company known as Apple
isn't going anywhere. The entire advertising business is
built around Apple products...from its hardware to
software like Final Cut Pro. For this reason alone Apple will
live for a long, long time. Then there is the rabid following
its products have attracted....those people who don't
necessarily have to use Macs to get their work done (as I
do), but chose to do so. I bet someone could do their
entire psych thesis on these folks (if they haven't already).
Might I also add that OS X is in its infancy. Why do people
forget this fact? I can't wait to see where Apple, and more
importantly the open source world, take it. Hey, if you
don't like it, work with folks like SourceForge to take it
where you want it. They've already one-upped Apple by
creating software solutions that allow Macs to print to just
about any printer ever created. I can now print complex
postscript documents to all those old nasty HPs that seem
to populate the halls of the Novell-world I work within.
Just my non-tech two cents!