Ocean’s X11

More on Apple’s X11 implementation:

Michael Tsai:

I worry that Apple’s X11 server will encourage more ports of this type, and that regular Mac users will be forced to use them.

Dan Benjamin:

You see, if Apple is to succeed in the Enterprise — and it must, especially with its shrinking educational market-share — then it must offer easy inroads for UNIX software companies to bring their applications to the Mac without significant code changes, a Very Big Deal in the cross-platform UNIX software development world.

Good points, one and all. I’ll only add this: There is a reason why Jobs made no mention whatsoever of X11 during the keynote. Those who need to know, now know.

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