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  Steve Jobs and the History of Cocoa, Part Two
Subject:   Did Apple learn anything from its past mistakes?
Date:   2002-05-21 15:55:14
From:   spiderbytes
Can we puchase OS X at a reasonable price ($200), and install it on the same hardware which we use for Win 2000 or XP?


Back in the 80s I give up waiting for the price of Macs to become reasonable, retired my II+ and switched to MSDOS. When I give up waiting for Microsoft to fix DOS I switched to Linux. In 97 I discoved that Win 95 was the 32-bit fix for DOS that I was waiting for. Since Linux still dosn't have anything to compete with where Visual Studio and COM was in 97, I have been using Windows ever since.


Now I have been using Visual Studio .NET and C# since Beta 1 in Dec 2000. I am still waiting for Apple, IBM, & Sun to learn from their past mistakes and start providing some real competition for Microsoft.


Putting Unix on top of Mac OS seems backwards to me. I would think that the right way to do it would be to put Mac OS on top of the Mach kernel, along with Unix.


Once .NET is available on Linux, there will be no reason to use Mac OS X.


Bill


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    2003-09-05 09:34:23  anonymous2 [View]

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    2002-12-28 14:22:12  tooki [View]

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