freebsd as the basis for something better?
nikolas.britton at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 17:35:29 GMT 2005
On 6/27/05, Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC <chad at shire.net> wrote:
> On Jun 27, 2005, at 11:01 AM, Nikolas Britton wrote:
> > To bring UNIX to the masses one of the first things we need to do is
> > make installing and running apps easy. Right now we are in what once
> > was called "DLL Hell" in windows 3.x, is this the best we can do? Hard
> > drive space is a non issue today so what is wrong with making fat
> > binaries that that have all the dependencies compiled into one file.
> > Another apple idea is making the binaries platform independent so it
> > will run on an i386, ppc, sparc, etc. This is the biggest problem I
> > have with UNIX.
> > Step 1: Download the app from developer foo's website.
> > Step 2: Double click on the app.
> > Step 3: The app launches and the dam thing just works.
> > What is so hard about this guys?
> > Anyways... here's a cool video from back in the day, 1991 (DOS 5.0 and
> > windows 3.0 in microsoft's timeline), with steve jobs demoing
> > NeXTSTEP. Microsoft's windows still can't do some of the stuff they
> > where doing back in 91. It a quicktime video btw:
> > http://www.openstep.se/jobs/
> Is there any wonder that the people who have already brought "Unix"
> to the masses is Steve Jobs and the historical descendent to OpenStep
> (NEXTStep) -- Mac OS X?
> Most of what is described above exists in OS X already.
Anyone want some Cocoa?
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