One thing that can really hold it back though is its file system.
What would happen if you put a case sensitive file system? How much would break? Or did they do that in the intervening years?
ODS-5 has been case-sensitive w/long filenames since version 7 came out around the turn of the millennium. Not much of anything breaks; you just need to be a bit careful.
Unlike the usual Apple-hater slander, I'm not a technically clueless hipster. I've been a programmer and admin for 35 years.
Posted from my iPad.
Lets start with being able to get source code for the OS or any of the apps.
Please point me to the OS source for AIX or HP/UX - a couple of other UNIXes.
I think you're missing a subtlety here, Linux users DO want to mess with command line settings and tools.
Apple users don't, and therefore they don't get them. No one tool is best for all jobs or all users.
Actually, Mac OS X is a *certified* UNIX, along with Solaris, AIX, and HP/UX. What command line tools do you think it doesn't have?
Linux isn't a UNIX, it's a unix-like system.
Can I get the old one back?
Stop perpetuating this fucking myth.
OMG, fucking is a myth?!
This is Slashdot after all.
Wouldn't Larry like that?
I should have known better than to come in here. Flamewar from hell. Whatever.
Personally, I don't give a small rat's ass if any Apple product ever supports Adobe Flash. Linux can stop supporting Adobe Flash as well. Then, Adobe could stay right where it belongs - on Microsoft computers. I mean, we HAVE alternative to Adobe on Linux. And, it really shouldn't be hard to port any of them to Mac - it's a Unix-like, after all. Let Adobe chase after the Microsoft market, and create security holes in Windows, where they belong.
Yes, I'll load an occasional site that relies on Adobe, and the content won't run. No big deal. I'll miss that content, and the site will miss my repeat visits. Fair trade.
The Linux world is growing. Yeah, there's a long way to go to say that Linux even competes with Microsoft for market share - but so what? The Linux world is still growing, and people will complain the site developers that they can't see the content. Eventually, developers will develop with the alternatives to Adobe in mind.
The world is a beautiful place when you don't rely on proprietary shit.
This reminds me of the Brady Bunch episode where Peter decides that he has no personality and starts talking like Humphrey Bogart.
What is worth doing is worth the trouble of asking somebody to do.