April 9, 2001

Anti-Apple rhetoric: A barometer for Apple success

Author: JT Smith

A column at osOpinion talks about recent snubs to Apple's OS X, including one from Linus Torvalds: "Those not whitewashed by these reports know that Linus has expressed his dislike of microkernels of any type for years. It was the
reporters, not Linus, that made it sound like he was dissing OS X, thus suggesting wrongdoing on Apple's part by making Mach not up to
Linus' standards.

The assumption that Linus' comments will upset GNU developers is equally wrong. Most GNU developers are mk-agnostic and are happy
with Mach for its stability and reasonable licensing terms."

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