Subject: Re: OT: a dumb alpha question
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From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 12/16/2001 21:51:53
On Sat, Dec 15, 2001 at 07:50:47PM -0500, Dave McGuire wrote:
> According to a friend who is fairly tight with several Apple internal
> folk, a few people on the MacOS-X development team were looking at the
> NetBSD kernel while integrating the userland stuff, and then chose the
> FreeBSD kernel because they were big FreeBSD fans...instead of
> choosing the NetBSD kernel, which was the obvious choice, being the
> one that was designed to be portable in the first place.
Gee, wouldn't it have been nice if they'd had to make a business
case to upper management about their decision.
"Yes, we could have brought X to market x months quicker, but we
LIKE FreeBSD and think our likes are more important than the
architecture of our product or our time to market."
Kevin P. Neal http://www.pobox.com/~kpn/
On the community of supercomputer fans:
"But what we lack in size we make up for in eccentricity."
from Steve Gombosi, comp.sys.super, 31 Jul 2000 11:22:43 -0600