Linked by David Adams on Mon 4th Oct 2010 19:32 UTC, submitted by Idefix
OSNews, Generic OSes Once upon a time, operating systems used to matter a lot; they defined what a computer could and couldn't do... Today, there's only one operating system: Unix (okay, there are two, but we'll get to that). This is why I contend that the OS doesn't matter - or that we need to take another look at the word's content, at what we mean when we say 'Operating System'.
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RE: JLG is right
by zimbatm on Mon 4th Oct 2010 22:02 UTC in reply to "JLG is right"
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True and false.

When running OSX, I'm often hit by the poor IO scheduler. I assure you that it DOES matter that my multitask operating system can't write a big file and switch windows smoothly.

But when back on linux, I miss tons of small details that makes OSX what it is. For some reason I'm more productive in OSX. Is it emotional or all the small things that gets in the way ? I don't know.

Sure, when I'm on the web, what matters is the browser. And it's so complex, it's almost an operating system :-p

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