Linked by Adam S on Wed 30th Apr 2003 07:26 UTC
Linux Lately, we've all read a lot of articles about desktop Linux - so many that it's getting hard to tell them apart. One says "Why Linux Sucks," the next "My Success With Linux." Even Michael Robertson of joined the fun with his "Why Desktop Linux Sucks, Today." But very few people have proposed anything radical, and I believe that's what's needed to take GNU/Linux to the next level.
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RE: This is just silly.
by Eugenia on Tue 29th Apr 2003 21:20 UTC

> If you want to make a distribution that is nothing like Unix, please do us a favor and call it "Nothing Like Unix". ..There is a Unix spirit

You are wrong. What is Unix anyway?? The philosophy, the filesystem or the libraries? Or the kernel architecture?

MacOSX is neither of what you want Unix to be, but it still IS a Unix. You like it or not.

It is because of people like you that Unix is still today as arcane as it was 10 and 20 years ago. Because you don't like evolution. It makes you shiver. You dread in the possibility you will lose the l33t position you got among your friends and co-workers of being the "unix head".

Things will need to evolve people. And that includes Unix. MacOSX is one step, Adam's effort could be another one. Heck, even Linux itself is an evolution over unix, but it is elitists like you who can't grasp the idea of "new".