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MikeG: No GUI pleases everyone (here's to more choice!) and Mac OS X is the same. But don't go judging a book by its cover: yes the Mac OS X GUI is very simple (deliberately so), but in no way does that lock you out of the BSD layer should you choose to use it.

I have a minimum of two terminals open on my main Mac OS X machine (one running irssi admittedly ;) and hardly ever use the finder as I prefer to use zsh as my navigation tool of choice. In fact Apple have gone out their way to provide support for people wishing to use the unixness of the thing, adding extra command line tools to support macisms (such as the commands open, osascript, pbcopy/pbpaste and so on) providing app notes on how to port unix apps to work on Darwin (the name for the BSD layer) and providing support for the DarwinPorts project which makes it easy to fetch and install unix stuff. And then there's Apple's X11 support....

Look. I don't care if you like RISC OS, Mac OS X, Windows, X11, or whatever. But if you're going to critisise a platform, at least be accurate. This isn't /. you know.

 is a RISC OS UserDougal on 09/12/03 09:57AM
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