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05 What are the main reasons for marriage of UNIX and Macintosh?




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This article is from the MachTen & CodeBuilder FAQ, by Jaime Julca jjulca@tenon.com with numerous contributions by others.

05 What are the main reasons for marriage of UNIX and Macintosh?

The Macintosh is the most user-friendly computer. Windows is trying to
achieve the friendliness of the Mac. UNIX is the richest, most popular
software development environment, and is becoming a universally accepted
standard for distributed computing. It has an abundant set of communications
protocols and file sharing software - Telnet, r-series, email, file
transfer, NFS client and server. MachTen makes that plentiful environment
available on a Macintosh.

The combination of Macintosh and UNIX has been enthusiastically embraced by
both Macintosh and UNIX lovers.

 

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