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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Why did this make OSNews?
by aliquis on Wed 9th Apr 2008 18:13 UTC
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2005-07-23

First it doesn't say much at all, the average OSnews reader probably know more about this stuff than he does, and second it's more or less just wrong anyway. So yeah, that's a great way of wasting peoples time. If people want to learn more about OS X and Darwin basics there are better places, I guess even wikipedia for instance will have it more correct, not that I have checked.

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