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Friday, 13.Aug.2004

9:18 - OSX != UNIX!!!! // techie work bitching

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Okay, Apple, I gave you a chance. I tried working with you, I tried believing in you, but there are limits to my ability to believe what I see isn't true.

Contrary to all the marketing spin Apple is doing promoting "OSX = UNIX", I must argue the contrary. Simply having a BSD subsystem and being based on BSD does not make you a UNIX system. WindowsNT was based on VMS, you don't see M$ being stupid enough to go around flaunting that (well, not any more). Being based on something does not give you the right to claim to *be* that thing.

cloning disks in Unix is never as difficult as it is being today with OSX. I've had over 15 attempts so far this morning, only two of them actually took and were bootable. shit, even Windows has a better success rate than that.

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From:gravilim
Date:9:59 13.Aug.2004 (UTC)
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OS X doesn't claim to be UNIX. OS X only claims, as you said, to be based on UNIX.

FYI. :)
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From:lograh
Date:10:12 13.Aug.2004 (UTC)
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then they need to train their people better. Every time I had to talk to anyone from Apple in an official capacity (tech support or sales), they loved to say "OSX is UNIX" like it was some sort of badge of honor.
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From:gravilim
Date:10:23 13.Aug.2004 (UTC)
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I'll pass that along to our instructors then, but I certainly never was told that in my training class. ;)
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