Re: Bunch of silly complaints...
> it will be impossible to make [X11] completely integrated
> with Apple's look and feel and set it up such that newbies
> could work with it without messing with complex
> configuration, which is after all Apple's main drive.
That's nonsense. Apple could support X11 as another "API" alongside Carbon and Cocoa, completely transparently to users. Apple could have the easiest to use, prettiest X11 on the planet. The reason they don't is purely for strategic reasons.
Re: OS X is a far better Unix than any Linux!!!!!
> And who wants X11 when you can have
> something that's at least a few decades
> newer and arguably a lot better?
Cocoa is basically the same age as X11: their development started in the mid 1980's. Cocoa is also rather dated: Objective-C has little future and it is inferior in most ways to Java and C#. Mark my words: Cocoa will be a major headache for Apple in years to come. X11 is much simpler and much more language neutral and will outlast Apple's GUIs by a long time, and people are already adding the eye candy that OS X is popularizing. In a year, you won't be able to tell the difference as a user.