March 23, 2001

Mac OS X: Real Unix, real power

Author: JT Smith

MacWorld reviews the latest Mac offering: "Looking past the candy-colored GUI, command-line partisans could find a solid
Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) Unix implementation, complete with everything they've come to expect
from a 'real' multiuser, multitasking operating system. Suddenly, old-time hacks could count Mac OS among
their favored few.

The changes made to OS X since the beta will only reinforce that enthusiasm. While users familiar with more
mainstream Unix implementations face a handful of interface oddities, the heart of the system they know and
love beats proudly underneath Apple's shiny, polished skin."


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