tgoe wrote:OSX is a true BSD and has a stellar security profile compared to Windows
No. It isn't.
People seem to think that *nix is all about the code. It isn't.
Yes, OSX uses the BSD kernel.
No, the rest of the system is not open source. No, the rest of the system is not nice, lean code but is instead bloated, shiny, dumbed-down crap putting emphasis on graphics over functionality.
What is Unix?
An operative system you might say, and that's correct, but also quite limited. Unix is a culture, a philosophy, it's a way of understanding and interpreting technology. Computers to me were and are a lot like Lego, and I always thought that's a good metaphor for UNIX: you have all these pieces, and maybe a picture of two of how you can combine them and what you can do, and then it's entirely up to you. Such a beautiful concept.
That quote puts it perfectly.