Re: It's IBM dummy

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From: Dave Winer (
Date: Tue May 08 2001 - 09:38:47 PDT

The real big deal, imho, is that here's a user-oriented platform that has
Unix underpinnings. It means that the tools writers and designers use can be
better integrated with publishing systems. Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lucas Gonze" <>
To: "Jeff Bone" <>; "Dave Winer" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2001 9:33 AM
Subject: RE: It's IBM dummy

> I've heard from a couple linux users who are trying out OS X in hopes of
> reaching the nirvana of un*x with a reasonable level of usability.
> I'm looking forward to hearing their results, because I'd love to have
> I deal with this problem by running two boxes at the same time -- a win98
> that I type on _and_ a headless linux box right next to it, with a telnet
> session at all times and a filesystem mount to share files.
> > To adopt a devil's advocate stance here for a minute --- and I'm *not*
> > "interfering," just expressing an opinion (Dave ;-) --- but OS X is
> > the worst of
> > all possible worlds. *Pragmatic* Mac purists can't be happy, because it
> > screwed their world up tremendously. UNIX geeks can't be happy, because
> > nonstandard filesystem org screws completely with portability of reams
> > code... Windows geeks can't be happy because... well... it ain't "True
> > er, I mean, "True Bill." Opensourcies can't really be happy for a
variety of
> > reasons, some overlapping with the UNIX geek problems...

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