Thursday, September 19, 2002


Not that I intend on becoming a part of Apple's switcher ad campaign but I have to say that I am truly impressed with my new Mac OS X powerbook. It is a joy to use, and it is very reliable:

Last login: Sun Aug 25 19:55:48 on console
Welcome to Darwin!
[Ted-Sheltons-Computer:~] tshelton% uptime
6:44AM up 24 days, 11:27, 2 users, load averages: 0.23, 0.21, 0.26

Of course it helps that it is really NeXTStep, first released commercially in 1988 and built on top of BSD Unix. So you have a product that has been under development for thirty something years. It had better be solid! But then the question has to be posed -- why can't Microsoft build as good a product with all of their $billions?

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