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 fithisux on Wed 9th Apr 2008 02:09 UTC
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with CoyotOS uKernel is the next big thing. I wish there were more mature project with a uKernel (except QNX/MacOSX) since it permits rapid prototyping and user space development/testing (and possibly debugging) of drivers. CoyotOS is approaching a state where it can be used by Hurd. As far as I understand if Apple truly embraced open source it could be done via GNU-Darwin.

It doesn't.

Hurd is near watch out.

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