RoughlyDrafted Archives: January – May 2006
May 1st, 2006
Daniel Eran Dilger
Index page for articles from January – May 2006.
January – May 2006 (newer articles on top):
Unraveling The Mac OS X Linux Kernel Myth: Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
According to proponents of this myth, Apple will, could, or should shortly replace Mac OS X’s kernel with Linux. They’re wrong; here’s why.
According to proponents of this myth, complex software development is a something like making funny madlibs from refrigerator magnets. Pick out features, line them up appropriately, and voila: an operating system! They’re wrong, here’s why.
According to proponents of this myth, Mac OS X is in grave danger because it has a microkernel and Linux doesn’t. They’re wrong; here’s why.
The Utopian System that Runs All Software Imaginable Myth speaks of a hardware or software solution that… does it all. It seems like such a great idea, but is it?
According to proponents of this myth, Microsoft is poised to drop Office for Mac, resulting in immediate devastation for the Mac platform. They’re wrong; here’s why.
According to proponents of the Red Box Myth, Mac OS X will supposedly soon run Windows software natively, perhaps as soon as Leopard 10.5. They’re wrong; here’s why.
The answer is No. And Yes. And It Doesn’t Really Matter. Read on to find why.