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Author Topic: OS X On Standard PC Hardware  (Read 2669 times)
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« on: February 01, 2009, 05:06:39 pm »

Edited for content.  See the "Hook up with Zenwalk" thread.
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009, 05:54:57 pm »

Tom,

isn't OS X really a *nix os under the hood?

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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009, 07:28:39 pm »

Yes, it's FreeBSD with a pretty but proprietary GUI called Aqua on top.
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009, 09:04:57 pm »

I don't keep up on these things, but I was under the impression, somewhat, that it is Unix under the hood. Some proprietary parts of Unix, rather than just freeBSD. I am aware that the aqua is proprietary. Is that all it really is .. freeBSD with Aqua GUI?
If so, then what a rip!
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009, 09:27:17 pm »

Edited for content.  See the "Hook up with Zenwalk" thread.
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009, 09:44:19 pm »

well that's very interesting. I'm glad that you brought this topic up. Learn something new every day Smiley .
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2009, 12:15:26 am »

Edited for content.  See the "Hook up with Zenwalk" thread.
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2009, 11:42:25 am »

OS X is "officially" Unix also, according to the requirements for that name described in this article:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNIX_03.

OS X has a nice Unix veneer, but

http://www.spikelab.org/blog/osx-is-not-unix.html

(I heard their init system uses XML, lol!)

Also, it's not really FreeBSD underneath cuz they use a different kernel altogether.
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2009, 12:54:07 pm »

Edited for content.  See the "Hook up with Zenwalk" thread.
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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2009, 02:51:50 pm »

A person who had administrated a fairly representative array of Unix systems before would probably be lost if he switched to OS X.

That is why I consider OS X not to be Unix.
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« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2009, 03:08:36 pm »

Edited for content.  See the "Hook up with Zenwalk" thread.
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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2009, 04:20:14 pm »

Yeah. It's POSIX compliant too, right?
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« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2009, 05:18:11 pm »

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I'm not saying that OS X is Unix.  I'm just saying it's "officially" certified as Unix.  [...] OS X doesn't seem like Unix to me.

Maybe it's a distro that's lost its way ?

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