[REBOL] Re: Carl ar Rebol,comment please :-) (was) Re: Re: languageshoot-out :-)
From: jan:skibinski:sympatico:ca at: 5-Nov-2002 12:34
> Many Unix-/Linux-oriented publications are paying increased attention
> to the OS X environment, and increasinly describing it at the best of
> "both" worlds: a Unix system "under the hood" but with a nice end-
> user-oriented GUI for those suffering from commandlinephobia. I'm
> seeing more articles written by or for serious Unix/Linux geeks that
> are very favorable to OS X.
Just my two cents about the above. I do not know OS X, but I was
quite impressed with NextStep several years back. If it was not
for such a poor support for drivers I would be still using it -
the fact that that OS has been scrapped for whatever reasons.
Bad company policy perhaps. So if OS X is similar or better than
NextStep I can understand your feelings towards OS X.
Regarding the drivers: installation of NextStep on Intel box
once took me about three days until I was able to select and
collect compatible hardware. With many failures, crashes
and new reinstallations in meantime. And of course, the NextStep
team, small as it was, was not able to keep up with support
for new hardware gadgets.
The only thing I disliked in NextStep was its lack of support
for virtual consoles. Although one could always switch from GUI mode
to text mode, but in the event of GUI (Display Postscript) crash
the entire system would freeze. On Linux one just goes
to enter a virtual console and to recover by simply killing X window.