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Re: Recommendation for a CL data structures library

From: Raffael Cavallaro
Subject: Re: Recommendation for a CL data structures library
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:10:53 -0000
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On 2010-03-24 15:23:28 -0400, Pascal J. Bourguignon said:

Actually, MacOSX is just NeXTSTEP, and is older than Linux, so it's not
surprizing it has more web clients than Linux.  After all, NeXTSTEP was
the system where the web was INVENTED, and where the first web browser

And the laser printer was first connected to the Xerox Alto, but you don't see many of those at graphic design firms.

NeXTSTEP never had a significant web client share once numbers of internet users grew into the tens of millions. The numbers matched OS usage - 95% of these new users were on Windows, and the overwhelming majority of the remainder were on Mac OS. That's why NeXT had to sell the company to Apple, itself a minority player.

Mac OS X has 5x as many web clients as Linux because of what Apple did with NeXT, not because NeXT was ever a popular client platform.

warmest regards,


Raffael Cavallaro

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