|FROM ||Ruben I Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [hangout] Re: [wwwac] linux and macs...
If they just openned their minds just a crack about using Free Software
then they wouldn't be even debating it. The Feree Software desktop choices
are OBVIOUSLY better than the closed sourced stuff.
On 2002.07.26 00:08 Ron Guerin wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-07-25 at 13:24, g r i m m w e r k s wrote:
> > Linuxworld: 'take a Mac user to lunch'
> > Linuxworld.com writes: "Apple's new rackmount server is just another Unix
> > box -- with big implications for the Linux community. Four million new Unix
> > users a year, that's the MacOS X promise and it's a market full of friends
> > with whom we should be working." [print | email | 15 comments]
> Interesting... because the reality is the other way around.
> The idea that Mac OS X is a stepping stone to freedom has some validity,
> I have known many who have had their first exposure to a better way
> through MSDOS ports of the GNU tools and Cygwin. Still, the rackmount
> server mentioned above is a niche distraction. It might provide some
> income for Apple perhaps, but the author of this piece has greatly
> overestimated its impact in the server space. Those execs he mentioned
> already know Unix is better. They already know Linux is cheaper. And
> some of them understand that Free and Open code is better than
> proprietary code. They already own those Sun, Compaq, HP, and IBM
> servers running Unix and Linux.
> No one's waiting for Apple to validate Unix, the only ones who were,
> were Mac shops. For them, OS X must be a vast improvement. Indeed, if
> anything is true, it's that Unix validates the Mac, and makes it more
> acceptable to executives who think of Macs as toys, but Unix as real
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