Originally Posted by phill1978
yea but your assuming the guy is doing it because he cant afford a MAC or has something against them when in fact it might just be for giggles ?
No I'm not assuming that. You're the one who keeps going on about the price of Macs (it's title case by the way. "MAC" -in upper case- is a networking term).
I'm just assuming he wants a POSIX environment that looks like OS X and thus I was saying that one already exists - it's called "OS X". So I asked why he wanted to mimic and existing platform so closely.
Of course he's free to do what he wants. But equally I'm free to query the point of his project when he posts about it. Plenty of people in the past have said they don't like some of my design decisions - just as I've said the same to others in the past - and we've all got along well. So why should now be any different?
Originally Posted by GermanyChris
He cloned it on a MBP..and did a rather good job I think
I can see that. My question still remains
I could perhaps see the point of cloning Window GUI because Linux still behaves vastly different from Windows. I could also see the point of borrowing a few design ideas from Apple, like the dock bar. But I'm just wondering why he'd want to emulate OS X so precisely when OS X already exists.