Linked by David Adams on Mon 23rd Jun 2003 23:03 UTC, submitted by Bascule
Mac OS X Apple has published details of new Panther features on their web site. Read more for the highlights:
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Re: Anonymous
by Bascule on Tue 24th Jun 2003 00:05 UTC

For improved file and networking system performance Panther Server now supports asynchronous I/O

This is another feature present on commercial Unices (namely Solaris and Irix) which OS X was lacking.

With kqueues for synchronous I/O multiplexing and asynchronous I/O for asynchronous event handling OS X is certainly gearing up to compete with the big iron Unices.

We may see many people dependant on Sun/SGI for Unix workstations (including where I work) buying a $3000 Mac for their next Unix workstation instead of a $20,000 Blade 2000.