RE: OS X & Rhapsody

Joe Barrera (
Tue, 11 Aug 1998 15:47:46 -0700

All you're saying is that when Apple switched to 32 bits, they stuck with
cooperative scheduling and single address space, putting off the pain until
now. Which, I maintain, is unfortunate.

> (and if you didn't that isn't Apple's fault) your app written in 1982 will
run just fine on OSX.

Where running "just fine" means running fine until it is corrupted by, or is
prevented from being scheduled by, some unrelated errant program. In other
words (to quote from the original article),

> > The traditional programs won't get all the benefits of OS X, though.
> > For example, a traditional program that crashes won't crash the entire
> > Mac, but it will crash other traditional Mac programs running at the
> > same time.

And regarding:

> Hell, try to tell me how an app written for Win98 runs well now.

Tell me how easy the Mac is to use, after bragging about how complicated it
was to set up Rohit's PowerBook (and how everything broke after he changed
its name).

So, nyah nyah nyah.

- Joe

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