Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Jun 2006 15:24 UTC, submitted by Tom Dickens
Apple "It's not that I despise Apple or the wonderful products it showcases year after year, but the fact that almost every first generation Apple product has serious quality assurance issues bugs me beyond belief. Let's take a look at two of Apple's most successful products, the company's portable music player and its notebook series."
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RE[3]: In a nutshell
by Simba on Fri 2nd Jun 2006 02:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: In a nutshell"
Simba
Member since:
2005-10-08

Um... Contrary to popular belief (and early Apple propeganda), OS X is NOT Unix. The kernel is a microkernel based on Mach. Mac has a Unix subsystem based on BSD.

> Unix is the superior OS, Unix runs the internet, and that my friends
> will not change.....

Except that greater than 50% of e-commerce sites that are running on Microsoft platforms... When it comes to e-commerce, Microsoft has more marketshare than Unix does.

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RE[4]: In a nutshell
by chlordane on Sat 10th Jun 2006 00:10 in reply to "RE[3]: In a nutshell"
chlordane Member since:
2006-05-11

Not Unix, huh...? Is a MicroKernel not a Kernel?

I guess they are guilty of false advertisment..

http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/unix/

Can I run X (the windowing system) on Mac OS X?
-YES

Can I run Gnome, KDE, on Mac OS X?
-YES

What about the Darwin Project, is that NOT Unix...?

Or the other tasks and jobs that UNIX can do, now done with Mac OS X.....?
-YES

and about this E-commerce you speak of...
this is true on that end, but when it comes to Mission Critical Task.....like, ummmmm, space travel, securing banks, and government networks....you just dont use Windows for that....(Ebay is currently using Sun Solaris, is that E-commerce?)

Besides, Unix is the REASON we are able to even have this discussion ONLINE in the first place.....so who gives a flip about microsoft....

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