John Gruber in 2002:
In other words, from a Mac users’s perspective, Mac OS X still has rough edges; from a Linux user’s, it’s the Hope diamond. Mac OS X is clearly the world’s best desktop Unix — unfortunately, that isn’t saying much.
It's been over ten years since it was easy to dismiss *nix on the desktop other than with OS X. Unfortunately, unlike many of the predictions of the time, putting it on my parents computer as a desktop operating system still far from an option.