[Ma-linux] BSD vs Linux
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at comcast.net
Wed Nov 19 18:54:25 EST 2008
Yes, but I would argue that it is not FreeBSD that makes OS X good...it
is what Apple layered on top of it.
I'm not exactlt sure what NextStep is (visiting Wikipedia...ok, back),
but I sure do know that the NeXT was a major P.I.T.A.
In any case, MACs have always been Too Expensive To Buy.
I like my computers cheap, and my software free.
John Jasen wrote:
> James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
>> Joseph S D Yao wrote:
>>> It's the "unbiased" part that's hard.
>> And here is a perfect example of an opinion that while it might
>> ultimately be correct, is definitely a personal assessment.
>> Indeed. And your point about emacs is well-taken, altho in that
>> particular case, a good deal of documentation and tutorial has been
>> included. But back to Linux vs BSD.
>> For all the good things about BSD, it is basically an Evolutionary Dead
>> End. The main line of UNIX goes "Bell V1-V7, 4.BSD on VAXen, SunOS,
>> Solaris, Linux". Everything else is an Also-Ran.
>> BSD had its day. The Action these days is with Linux.
> Opinions are like [CENSORED]s. Everyone has one.
> BSD begat NextStep. NextStep begat OS X.
> Its hardly an evolutionary dead end, given Apple's successes. (personal
> opinions on OS X versus other UNIX-like OSes aside ...)
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