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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-28-03 10:42 AM
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11. No way, MacOS X is UNIX!
Have you ever used MacOS X? It's based on FreeBSD, which is based on BSD, which was one of the first Unix clones created at UCal-Berkeley.

In other words, it's "Unix" to its core. And it's user-friendly, quick, powerful, and dare I say, beautiful?

The only reason it's not UNIX® is because it doesn't contain any of the old AT&T code, which was purged from BSD in the 80s after the AT&T breakup.
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  - no, because computers would mostly be restricted to hobbyists and academia  thebigidea   Oct-28-03 09:49 AM   #1 
  - No way, MacOS X is UNIX!  no name no slogan   Oct-28-03 10:42 AM   #11 
  - the very first internet worm  Caution   Oct-28-03 09:50 AM   #2 
  - surfing as a user, not root will solve a lot of issues.  alfredo   Oct-28-03 09:54 AM   #6 
  - Linux is open source  RatTerrier   Oct-28-03 09:52 AM   #3 
  - but they get patched quickly. Open source means a lot of  alfredo   Oct-28-03 10:03 AM   #7 
  - Linux is More Stable; Windows Just Sucks.  LoneStarLiberal   Oct-28-03 09:52 AM   #4 
  - Well all how many Apple viruses are there  Noordam   Oct-28-03 09:53 AM   #5 
  - Linux has too many variations...  hexola   Oct-28-03 10:23 AM   #8 
  - Hehe. Are you kidding?  denverbill   Oct-28-03 10:47 AM   #13 
  - Networking is more integrated in *nix systems  no name no slogan   Oct-28-03 10:37 AM   #9 
  - Open software is more secure.  ezmojason   Oct-28-03 10:37 AM   #10 
     - "security by obscurity" does work very well (n/t)  no name no slogan   Oct-28-03 10:44 AM   #12 

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