Re: [Nolug] Mac OS X to make an appearance at the next meeting.... maybe.

From: Ron Johnson <>
Date: 03 Nov 2002 15:27:00 -0600
Message-Id: <1036358820.26008.127.camel@haggis>

On Sun, 2002-11-03 at 14:29, bad-magic-number wrote:
> > Thou spake:
> Yeppers, OS X is based on the BSDs kernels, specifically FreBSD (bleh, but I
> won't complain). Its not very visible under Aqua, but if you are like me and use
> the shell 90% of the time, you start to notice that everything has the BSD feel
> (flags, etc.).

If 90% of you time is at the shell, then why not get a 2GHz x86 box?
For the same $2,499 cost of the "Faster" G4 box, you could stuff a
whole lot into a clone box...,72

If the choice was only between OSX and Wintel, the choice would
be difficult, but with Linux & *BSD running on x86, how does
OSX perform substantially better, except in niche markets?

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