New Patch Fixes 43 Flaws In OS X, Many Serious 2150
What tests have you run?
I think it would be most remarkable were it otherwise; it would mean that Mac OS X had collapsed as a platform, and degenerated
Were this so, Apple would DOOOOOMED (tm) since there'd be no reason to prefer expensive Macs to cheap Linux systems.
Which are unto themselves. You can more easily run DOS programs on XP than you can Unix programs on OS X.
New Patch Fixes 43 Flaws In OS X, Many Serious 2151
Daniel Johnson The ones provided by Addison-Wesly on Unix programming. The book is very comprehensive. They don't call it Next Step for nothing. Next Step was in the past the next step...
BSD doesn't have NSObject and NSAutoreleasePool. Which is a shame, as they are a big win over malloc-free memory management.
BSD doesn't have NewHandle and friends. This is less of a shame; they are chiefly useful for running on an OS without proper VM support (OS 9), but even discounting that, they do add some little value. And they are *different* from malloc at the least, even if you don't think they are better.
Carbon and Cocoa are not extensions- or at least not extensions to any Unix.
I am somewhat astonished that we don't have Mac advocates jumping in here to defend the honor of the Mac!
It is, of course, quite silly to claim that OS X is just another Unix, or that it acts like all other Unixes.
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