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Mac OS X

Posted by Webb21 [send private reply] at January 05, 2002, 04:21:34 PM

For those that have any experience with it, what's the general perception of Mac OS X? I've read around slashdot a lot and they seem to like it, and there's an idea about the 'new mac user' being former UNIX geeks recently converted to OS X, where they can still be unix geeks, but get a better GUI if they so desire (face it, KDE and GNOME and the others till have a bit of work needed). I'm sure the programmers here are mostly windows oriented, but I'm sure there's a few linux buffs who might be interested in a UNIX based OS.

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at January 05, 2002, 08:49:02 PM

It's Unix for 5 year olds... right guys?

Posted by gian [send private reply] at January 06, 2002, 03:18:47 AM

Yes... basically.... You could strip it down and turn it into Unix for 10 year olds though.

Posted by RootPrompt [send private reply] at January 11, 2002, 08:27:15 PM

I'd have to say I'm a fan of Objective-C. I like the language, except that it isn't well supported on most platforms. GNUstep is getting there with their framework, but it still has some way to go. Hopefully with OS X, more people will become aware of the NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP/Mac OS X platform, and Objective-C. Maybe then support for GNUstep will grow, enabling programmers on Linux, the BSDs and even Windows to have a decent Objective-C-based framework to use.


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