OS 10.3 no launch Rev docs -- apple script ???

Alex Rice alex at mindlube.com
Tue Nov 11 14:33:03 CST 2003


On Nov 11, 2003, at 1:17 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> Who needs Pro?  Unless you're bulding something that integrates with
> features specific to the Pro edition, for Rev testing Home works great.

Doesn't XP-Home lack something important like ethernet drivers? I can't 
remember what. Anyways I'm still happy with Windows 2000.

> Besides, in the non-Apple world $500 buys a whole computer, OS and all.
>
> If you're interested in Linux development it gets even better:  you 
> can pick
> up a computer with Lindows pre-installed at WalMart for under $200.

Cool!

> Things are gonna get weird as Linux gets usable.  Expect radical 
> change in
> the coming years.

You probably know this Richard but: Linux on the desktop has been in 
the news a lot lately - in a bad way. Red Had is abandoning the 
Home/SOHO user and going Enterprise only. And the free Redhat Linux is 
now called "Fedora" and has different distribution than the commercial 
Redhat. Redhat's CEO in an interview actually recommended MS Windows 
for Home users (instead of Lindows or Gentoo or something) . Meanwhile 
Novell bought Suse Linux. The claim to support Home/SOHO Linux but 
Novell after all is a business server company. The only major player 
claiming to support Desktop Linux now is IBM. There are lots of smaller 
Home/SOHO distributions of course. Lindows could now be considered a 
major player, I guess.

While everyone talks about Linux becoming the Desktop 
equalizer/radicalizer, meanwhile I am happy with OS X because Apple has 
done what people have been wanting for 30 years: deliver UNIX with an 
appealing, easy to use GUI. :-)

> Thankfully, with Rev we can ride the wave no matter which way the 
> currents
> shift.  Rev has liberated us beyond whatever changes may affect any 
> single
> OS vendor.  It is its own meta-OS, the most capable of virtual 
> machines....

Halleluhyah ! (sp?)


Alex Rice <alex at mindlube.com> | Mindlube Software | 
<http://mindlube.com>

what a waste of thumbs that are opposable
to make machines that are disposable  -Ani DiFranco



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