[linux-elitists] Why haven't you switched to MacOS X yet?

Josh Neal josh@unixmercenary.net
Wed Jan 8 18:18:24 PST 2003

On Wed, Jan 08, 2003 at 06:11:25PM -0800, Eric Murray wrote:
> There was also a port of the NextStep windowing system/UI/dancing bear
> to one of the flavors of AIX.  IBM bought the rights for major $$$,
> paid a bunch of people to port it (they were on the floor above mine)
> and came up with the slowest windowing system I've ever seen.
> Eventually the exec who negotiated the deal was moved elsewhere
> and the whole NextStep-on-AIX thing quietly swept under a rug.

>From my understanding, the NeXTstep port to AIX was killed because the port of NS 1.0 to AIX had barely been finished when NS 2.0 was released; Jobs insisted that IBM had only paid for a port of 1.0, and that 2.0 would cost $BIGNUM more.


Josh Neal
"I would kill everyone in this room for a drop of sweet beer."
	-- Homer Simpson

More information about the linux-elitists mailing list