Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th May 2008 17:54 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Ivan Krstic' critique of the One Laptop Per Child Project has made its ripples around the pond of the intertubes. Apart from the obvious part where it criticises a major project from an insider's point of view, it also had a few other remarks that caught people's attention - most notably the admission that despite his ability to do Linux kernel hacking, his main development laptop is a Macintosh running Mac OS X.
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Not exactly...
by bert64 on Tue 27th May 2008 08:07 UTC
bert64
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Well for one, you *can* hack the kernel on OSX, you can get the kernel source from http://www.opensource.apple.com/darwinsource/10.5.2/ and hack with it...

Second, if you're doing kernel development it matters little what base OS you run, because chances are most of your development will be done under a virtual machine, rebooting your main system constantly to test the kernel changes you're making would be terribly unproductive, as would running such a bleeding edge kernel as your main system.

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