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

From: Ross A. Finlayson (
Date: Fri Apr 20 2001 - 13:25:53 MDT

Look, Torvalds says he was misquoted.

Ross A. Finlayson wrote:

> 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.

I was looking at it some more. It is easy to use, but at this point there are
not many applications ported to it, except all the UNIX applications, of


Ross Andrew Finlayson
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