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RE[2]: OS X "deficiencies"
by kaiwai on Tue 26th May 2009 09:41 UTC in reply to "RE: OS X "deficiencies""
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The NeXT/OPENSTEP setup worked pretty well -- what holes are there in OSX's implementation and deployment of this API?

Many old school NeXT users have said there are features in NeXT which never made their way accross to Mac OS X. I guess some of the ideas had to be rethought to fit into the 'Mac way' of doing things. Lord knows Apple doesn't want an operating system akin to Windows which appears to be a wall where ideas are thrown against in a hope something sticks.

Edit: Sorry I can't give specifics since I never used NeXT - I can only go by what I hear.

Edited 2009-05-26 09:42 UTC

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