Sorry, but you're wrong!
There was a kernel, it was called nuKernel. The boot ROM was used to launch the machine and provide the hardware information. You could replace the Finder with any other app and make the computer boot and work, but the System file was necessary for anything to function.
For the WaitNextEvent thing, what you describe is cooperative multitasking in an OS without memory protection.
Oh.. and DOS was an OS too...
Anyways, the e-mail telling thing will break as been sent many times..
Anti-Virus updates are considered priorities here.
It is tested on a server, if it works good we update production. It takes less than 15min of my time..
-Follow the mailing list where there as been numerous e-mails telling that the support would end
-Use a repository that updates your server easily
Wining was not an option here...
You'd think twice about that if you had an SSD in your machine. Think about the Macbook Air with the 64GB SSD...
It's built in the Mac environnement. It's called portable home directories, a bit like remote profiles on Windows. You need to have the good LDAP structure laid out and used on your macs, so network accounts are seen. Than, on the Mac, you can log in with the network account and enable Portable Home Directories for that account. It will then automaticly sync on login and logout and show the conflicts in a GUI.
Some info about the settings here (in french)
At home, I've got a Linux server hosting an LDAP structure to mimic MacOS X Server's config. It is sharing my home directory via NFS. My Macs sync this home directory on login and logout, so all my personnal data is centalized for easy backup and available on any Mac I happen to add to my home network.
Dude.. the guy is still alive!
Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, and a dark side, and it holds the universe together ... -- Carl Zwanzig