Re: Torvalds says: Mac OSX is crap...

From: Ross A. Finlayson (
Date: Fri Apr 06 2001 - 20:34:54 MDT

Michael Lorrey wrote:

> Linus Torvalds has spoken. Apple's MacOS X, he says, is "a piece of
> crap".
> To be fair, it's actually MacOS X's kernel, Mach, which the Linux
> creator so dislikes. The quote comes from Torvalds forthcoming
> autobiography, entitled Just for Fun, and continues: "[Mach] contains
> all the design mistakes you can make, and manages to even make up a few
> of its own."

It even runs all the old Mac applications, "Mac Classic."

The icons are good because they are vector art so that they can be
infinitely scaleable. It has a UNIX prompt, but X-Windows is a separate
application. It's configured. I installed it by booting from the Mac OS X
CD-ROM on an Apple PowerBook.

It's kind of slow. Yet, it has good performance for a personal computer.

It has some bugs. For example, mine has some power adapter and system
runtime bugs. It appears to have several clocks.

It's also kind of fast.


Ross Andrew Finlayson
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