Mac OS X

Why Did GNUstep Never Really Take Off?

About a month ago, I considered the factors that were holding back one open source project with much potential, Parrot. Today I will do the same for another open source project: . Mac OS X knows the inherent power and quality of this API. It was designed extremely well, successfully taking into account OO principles long [...]

The Power Of A 500 MHz Pentium III System With 128 MB of RAM

Thanks to an article on DesktopLinux.com, I was reading about the Asus Eee PC 701 system. One interesting thing about this system is that it will reportedly run a variant of Xandros Desktop Linux. The article goes on to note that this device will apparently have 512 MB of RAM. It’s the paragraph following that [...]

What if Objective-C and WebObjects had made it big…

During the early 1990s, a number of developers had the opportunity to use a NeXT system. Of those people, some were lucky enough to get to actually develop applications for such systems. NeXT brought us what was essentially a revolution at the time. Objective-C began to truly make Smalltalk-style OO accessible and practical. Their well-architectured [...]

Why subject yourself to the pain of Windows Vista?

There is currently an article at Yahoo! News that takes a look back on how the market has so far reacted to Microsoft’s Windows Vista. It covers a lot of the problems that many people have experienced when using Vista. And after reading the article, I find myself asking a pretty important question: Why would [...]