Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Apr 2012 21:58 UTC, submitted by fran
Mac OS X "OS X is full of little design touches that have redefined what people expect from a personal computer, and which complement Apple hardware. In fact, you can't (legally) install the operating system on anything but a Mac, so the two are forever entwined - and that gives Apple advantages that other computer manufacturers simply don't have. Join us as we explore the world's most beautiful operating system and find out how Apple created it." Slightly nauseating hyperbole aside (I find Mac OS X bland and grey thank you very much), it's an interesting article.
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by freebsd on Fri 13th Apr 2012 15:54 UTC
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An operating system is defined by the little things like buttons, radio buttons, tickboxes (or in the American lingo, checkboxes), pop-up lists, sliders, windows, scroll bars and transparency; but it's not only about how things look, it's also about how they behave.

oh really!! they teach an Operating System in made up kernel, process, threads, synch primitives, device drivers, io subsystem, so all I learned was trash, sigh!!

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