New Mac OS Eyes Enterprise
You may have seen our review of Mac OS X. You weren't seeing things.You may have seen our review of Mac OS X. You werent seeing things. By my research, the last time we ran a story about Apple on our front page was Aug. 11, 1997. That story detailed how Steve Jobs sold his soul to Bill Gates and Microsoft in an effort to right the foundering ship that Apple had become. Microsoft that summer invested $150 million in Apple and renewed its development and support of Microsoft applications for Mac OS. For two companies that held long-standing animosity toward each other, it was a watershed moment, eerily underscored by the Orwellian Big Brother visuals supplied by Gates as he towered over Jobs. You booed, and we snickered at Jobs then, but getting back in Microsofts good graces was a shrewd move. And now, ironically enough, Apple is coming out with a new Mac OS X platform that is to previous Mac OSes as Windows 2000 is to Windows 9x: built on a solid foundation.
But whereas Win 2K is Unix-like, Mac OS X is truly Unix, BSD to be exact. And so, despite the ongoing efforts of Linux GNOME and KDE developers, Mac OS X may be the first popular Unix-based desktop for the masses (Linux is not exactly Unix, I understand, but you get my drift).