Linked by David Adams on Tue 8th Apr 2008 16:33 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives "I am very happy about the direction in which the Mac OS X GUI is going, although sadly many Mac users aren't interested in (or don't know about) the "lower levels" of the Macintosh Operating System. Have you ever wondered why the Terminal greets you with the words "Welcome to Darwin"? Why do BSD and Mac OS share certain bits of code? Why does Wikipedia describe Mac OS X as a graphical operating system? Today we're going to take a look at the underlying open source technology which powers your fancy Leopard OS - the hidden core set of components, named Darwin."
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by hobgoblin on Tue 8th Apr 2008 17:48 UTC
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i would say that most non-geeks just dont care...

for them the desktop that greets them when they turn on the machine is osx.

and in a way it is. that and the underlying ui libs and some extras.

imo osx is a DE, just like kde or gnome. if apple wanted, they could probably get it going on linux, opensolaris and any other unix related kernel...

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