January 21st, 2003 | Published in Uncategorized
Apple’s recent X11 release continues to provoke discussion among the Mac People, including some fussing and worrying that the Unix apps will over-run the Mac ones. Hivelogic has the most reasonable interpretation of the lot, noting:
“…if Apple is to succeed in the Enterprise – and it must, especially with its shrinking educational market-share – then it must offer easy inroads for UNIX software companies to bring their applications to the Mac without significant code changes, a Very Big Deal in the cross-platform UNIX software development world.”
Not that the “gold star Mac People” will care much for that line of reasoning… Apple’s success in enterprise computing would mean more “nerds,” which they seem to despise as corruptors. No bottling it up now, though… the marriage is well underway, and the “nerds” are looking at OS X as “desktop Unix,” not “newish Apple OS.” They’re telling the people they work for.
(via Daring Fireball)