Re: Congrats! OS/X in NYTimes

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From: Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Date: Sun Sep 17 2000 - 09:53:14 PDT

The only land mine right now is political. Does Mac OSX ship
with the OS9 compatibility stuff or not? In true Jobsian form
"It's not my mistake, it was done before I got here.". My feeling?
It's an awesome platform and I don't need the backwards compatability,
but the scarcity of native OSX tools and apps will be highly
visible for a while.

Oh yeah, and that rumor about MS Office 2001 running on Linux?
That came out of the minor tweaks it would take to port the
MS 2001 MacOS X stuff from BSD to Linux.

Imagine, MacOSX&GUI with the full 2001 Office suite, running
on the chip of choice. I'd be willing to pay retail for that.
My biggest complaint of MacOS all these years is that the
GUI forces the user to be single task focused. With the
BSD terminals, there's now a way around that.

Congratulations to Apple.


Jeff Bone wrote:
> But, they won't do it. They'll find someway to screw things up, like not
> shipping devtools, or finding a way to hide the shell, or ignoring the very
> people they should be co-opting with this whole open source effort, or screwing
> up the FS organization so bad it's unrecognizable. All in the name of making
> it "better."
> That's what they always do --- always. Take a great idea and "love it to
> death."
> jb
> PS - BTW, double ditto AMEN on the IDE comment.

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