Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jul 2013 12:01 UTC
Windows The general gist? A minor update somewhere this year, but the real update won't come until 2014. In the meantime, we'll have to... "Resuming..." ...settle for CardDAV/CalDAV support, some additional HTML5 support, and fixes for Xbox Music metadata. We were promised regular updates and an early access program for enthusiasts - but Microsoft failed to deliver, once more. For all intents and purposes, thanks... "Resuming..." ...to the switch to the Windows NT kernel, the Windows Phone we're using today has very little additional functionality to offer over what we were using on WP7 release day. I've been a Windows Phone user since WP7 release day, but Microsoft has lost me.
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RE[7]: thom....
by moondevil on Sat 13th Jul 2013 13:58 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: thom...."
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

OS X is only UNIX by luck.

If Apple had bough BeOS instead, Mac OS X surely wouldn't be UNIX.

As for refusing to work with competition, I am sure any older timer here has lots of stories since the dawn of computing about how commercial vendors work, regardless of what they sell.

Just look at Google transition, now that the shareholders have more to say in the whole process.

Edited 2013-07-13 14:02 UTC

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RE[8]: thom....
by darknexus on Sat 13th Jul 2013 15:38 in reply to "RE[7]: thom...."
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

OS X is only UNIX by luck.

Not sure I'd go that far. OS X is UNIX because Nextstep was. OS X is basically a continuation of that os, you can see it in every Core* library. Apple gotNext when Jobs came back, and used what was brought.

If Apple had bough BeOS instead, Mac OS X surely wouldn't be UNIX.

Maybe, maybe not. Apple, even if they had bought BeOS, might not have been able to turn themselves around. We might not even have OS X in that case, in any form. That's the interesting thing about what-ifs, you never really can tell how close you are to what might have occurred. They might have gone under. Jobs still might have brought Next with him if they wanted him, in which case we might still have had a UNIX-based OS X with the addition of some BeOS features. Maybe BeOS would have helped them turn around without Jobs, in which case both the PC and mobile markets would look much different today. We'll never know.

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RE[9]: thom....
by moondevil on Sat 13th Jul 2013 16:56 in reply to "RE[8]: thom...."
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

True, my what if was assuming everything else stayed, more or less, the same.

But as "back to the future" proves, a tiny change can bring lots of consequences. ;)

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