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SubjectRe: reiser4 vs politics: linux misses out again
Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Jun 2005 shevek@bur.st wrote:
>
>> As far as I'm concerned, commercial trolls have successfully taken away
>> linux's only ever chance to sweep the field.
>>
>> It is now gone. OSX rocks harder than linux, the spotlight function is
>> superb.
>>
> [SNIPPED....]
>
> Sorry to feed the trolls, but I couldn't resist. Isn't OSX just
> a commercial re-hash of BSD that Jobs "appropriated"? The performance
> has been so poor with the PPC platform that Apple has been forced
> to sign a pack with the devil and use ix86 in their future boxes.

s/pack/pact/

It's not at all clear that Apple had a choice, please read
comp.sys.intel for a long discussion I won't repeat.
>
> I'm not making this up! It would have been nice to have a competing
> platform remaining to keep everybody honest. Now that Apple is
> going Intel, we will be forced to use whatever the Indians provide.

Or download OSX and run it elsewhere, or...
--
-bill davidsen (davidsen@tmr.com)
"The secret to procrastination is to put things off until the
last possible moment - but no longer" -me

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