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BalcCon_2013: Mac OS X - How Apple learned to stop worrying and fell in love with UNIX

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September 06, 2013

BalcCon_2013: Mac OS X - How Apple learned to stop worrying and fell in love with UNIX

This talk was given to audience on BalcCon 2013 held on 2013/09/06 in Master Center on Novi Sad Fair. It was intended to shed some very important light on how and why Apple (had) to choose to base its OS on some UNIX core, some light OS history background and what makes OS X (and iOS) so special.

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There are many misconceptions about Apple in general and about Mac OS X.

At the time of writing there are (probably) over 700 million devices running Mac OS X or iOS. While Windows holds nearly 92% of a desktop/laptop share, OS X is at 7% and Linux holds 1% which makes OS X the most popular UNIX descendent.

It is important so see how Apple strive to evolve their own operating system and how it failed, resorting to better solution by embracing modern OS architecture that leaves much room for growth in future. By having UNIX foundation to build upon and their GUI paradigm on top, Apple got the best it could and is still unparalleled (in my opinion).

This is why Microsoft is still struggling with its much troubled Windows (ill base cannot evolve beyond DOS - still) and why Linux cannot take over better (spread effort, lack of expertise in GUI but strong foundation).

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Mladen Đurić

September 06, 2013
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  1. Mac OS X: How Apple learned to stop worrying and

    fell in love with UNIX 06. 09. 2013. by Mladen Đurić
  2. MLADEN ĐURIĆ mladen@bluefish.rs http://about.me/macmladen http://rs.linkedin.com/in/macmladen/ @macmladen • Apple • Web

    Blue Fish d.o.o. • Novi Sad • Srbija • http://bluefish.rs • office@bluefish.rs
  3. Blue Fish d.o.o. • Novi Sad • Srbija • http://bluefish.rs

    • office@bluefish.rs OVERVIEW • Myself (Who TF is MacMladen) - done! • Disclaimer (Blue Fish is selling Apple products, Blue Fish is not affiliated with Apple), on time and scope also • Adjusting (what would you like to know and who you are) • Brief on OS history (Basic System Calls, OS-like, CP/M, DOS, Linux) • Apple as a company • Apple trying to step over Classic Mac OS (System 1-7, Mac OS 7.6, 8, 9) • Why it failed, had to fail • NeXT comes in (with Steve Jobs) introducing NeXTSTEP • Mac OS X 10.0 • Mac OS X today with little cousin iOS • Questions and discussion
  4. Blue Fish d.o.o. • Novi Sad • Srbija • http://bluefish.rs

    • office@bluefish.rs BRIEF ON OS HISTORY • Unix was born in early ’70 • CP/M was brought to life in middle ’70 • Apple ][ late ’70 (all by “other” Steve Wozniak) • IBM PC-DOS early ’80 (a.k.a. MS-DOS, DOS et al) • GEM (oh, really!?) • Mac OS System 1 middle ’80 (actually 1984) • Windows (introduced ’85, become useful in ’92 as Windows 3.1) • Middle ’90 (going nowhere)
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    • office@bluefish.rs UNIX WAS BORN IN EARLY ’70
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    • office@bluefish.rs CP/M WAS BROUGHT TO LIFE IN MIDDLE ’70
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    • office@bluefish.rs APPLE ][ LATE ’70 (ALL MADE BY “OTHER” STEVE WOZNIAK)
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    • office@bluefish.rs IBM PC-DOS EARLY ’80 (A.K.A. MS-DOS, DOS ET AL)
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    • office@bluefish.rs GEM DIGITAL RESEARCH
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    • office@bluefish.rs MAC OS SYSTEM 1 MIDDLE ’80 (ACTUALLY 1984)
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    • office@bluefish.rs WINDOWS 1 INTRODUCED ’85, BECOME USEFUL IN ’92 AS WINDOWS 3.1
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    • office@bluefish.rs WINDOWS 3.0 INTRODUCED ’85, BECOME USEFUL IN ’92 AS WINDOWS 3.1
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    • office@bluefish.rs WELCOME TO MAC OS IT IS BETTER BECAUSE IT STARTS WITH A SMILE :)
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    • office@bluefish.rs COPLAND NEVER REALIZED MAC OS SUCCESSOR
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    • office@bluefish.rs THE CHIP BATTLE IT WAS MIPS, SOME MOTOROLA... NO, WE WILL MAKE IT! POWERPC™
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    • office@bluefish.rs MEET MAC OS X THIS IS 10.2 THE FIRST USABLE OS X
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    • office@bluefish.rs LATEST MAC OS X 10.9 STILL SHIFTING UX PARADIGM
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    • office@bluefish.rs LATEST iOS 7 SETTING GRAPHIC DESIGN GUIDELINES EVEN BEFORE INTRODUCED
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    • office@bluefish.rs APPLE AS A COMPANY
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    • office@bluefish.rs THE GARAGE
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    • office@bluefish.rs FIRST MACINTOSH FIRST ALL IN ONE COMPUTER, CAME WITH BAG, BEEN PORTABLE (KINDA)
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    • office@bluefish.rs NeXT STEVE JOBS NeXT COMPANY, OPENSTEP FreeBSD BASED UNIX
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    • office@bluefish.rs ANYONE KNOWS THIS ONE? ORIGINAL NeXT MACHINE, SIR TIM BERNERS-LEE’S FIRST WEB SERVER
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    • office@bluefish.rs Think different ONE OF THE BEST CONCEIVED MARKETING CAMPAIGNS EVER
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    • office@bluefish.rs FIRST iMac
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    • office@bluefish.rs STEVE JOBS AND BILL GATES
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    • office@bluefish.rs
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    • office@bluefish.rs
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    • office@bluefish.rs QUESTIONS?
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    • office@bluefish.rs THANKS!