[talk] Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

Pete Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Fri Nov 21 16:55:28 EST 2014

On 11/21/14 11:17, Scott Robbins wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 09:49:31AM -0800, Pete Wright wrote:
>> On 11/20/14 17:13, George Rosamond wrote:
>>>> my prediction is that in next several years is there are going to be
>>>> three pools of unix users:
>>>> 1) osx peeps who are using unix w/o really knowing it
> This group isn't relevant to us...wow, that sounds elitist, but the point
> is, Yeah, OSX got itself Unix certified and these people use it, but it has
> little or nothing to do with the BSDs' acceptance or lack of it.

you sure?  having a company like apple develop against a unix'y system 
is pretty helpful.  for example the list of software here is all being 
used by/patched by apple:

you could also argue that by moving over to clang/llvm is another 
example of the indirect benefit having such a huge userbase has helped 
other systems developers.


Pete Wright
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