[rescue] OS X is certified UNIX
md.benson at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 02:23:36 CDT 2007
On 13 Jun 2007, at 20:51, William Enestvedt wrote:
> Robert Darlington wrote:
>> I did NOT enjoy my time managing about 1200 OS X systems as a UNIX
>> admin. Hardly anything behaved like every other UNIX or UNIX like
>> system I ever used.
> Well, take another look: the Unix under OS X has gotten a lot more
> like what you'd expect.
> When the new OS first came out of beta a few years ago it was as
> like Unix as the old Dan Quayle quote about speaking Latin in Latin
> America. :7) Some brave souls (e.g., Marcel Bresink) wrote
> tutorials on
> topics like getting OS X on Blue & White G3s into your NIS network,
> they made the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
> These days it just works, a lot of the time. I am a lot happier
> between OS X and Solaris than between either of those and Windows XP.
When NEXTSTEP first morphed into OS X it was still heavily reliant on
NetInfo. As such so were early OS X versions. Of late less and less
is depending on netinfo and I get the impression they are trying to
ditch it in favour of proven UNIX methods. It's not UNIX as I
understand it from using Solaris and AIX, for gods sakes it doesn't
even have 'pg'! It is currently much closer to UNIX than it was
though, which can't be a bad thing...
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