DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-03
Re: XML based startup scripts
Marcin Jessa wrote:
I can see most of the people in the thread disagree with the idea.
I am just curious about MacOS X, how come it can do this so gracefully ?
I do not have a Mac myself but I hear everyone who has one loves it.
It can't be all that bad if it works so well for others... ?
Speaking as a long time OS X user (ex OS/2, not Win).
The Mac is an 'appliance'. As with most new cars, it
works fine unless something breaks. Like Win XP or
a Chevvy, you don't really want to know what goes on
'under the hood'.
But it is *seriously* flawed.
Worse in may ways that the Windows 'Registry', and at least as complex.
Nothing any server-centric OS should ever emulate in any way.
And the lowest 'default' security of any UNIX-related platform to
ever hit the street, as well. 'Catch-me-fool-with-me' mode from
IP to WiFi to Bluetooth. Wide-open.
Only *seems* more secure 'coz x86 critters can't execute on PowerPC CPU.
Needs a full day of work to convert legacy hfs+ to UFS, strip out the
in favor of 'Butler', and clean up security and perms.
At that, the Apple UFS is outdated, but way faster than hfs+ and the
verstunkener finder DB's all over the place.