Journal: News & Comment

Tuesday, September 07, 2004
# 1:39:00 PM:


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This list of invisible Mac OS files shows how the Unix underpinnings of Mac OS X make its files much more inscrutable than those from the old Mac OS.

While I prefer the newer operating system, you can see that the original Mac system designers were thinking about real end users when they built their system (even when creating files those people never saw). The Unix programmers who wrote the code underneath the new Mac OS, on the other hand, were writing for other programmers, and it shows.


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