Linked by David Adams on Wed 10th Aug 2011 17:12 UTC, submitted by R_T_F_M
Apple The lure of shiny toys has helped Apple's BSD-based Mac OS X operating system overtake Linux to become the operating system that is the second most used by developers, according to Evans Data.
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Really?
by No it isnt on Wed 10th Aug 2011 18:07 UTC
No it isnt
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2005-11-14

OS X is the development platform for iOS, which is where the easy money is these days (or so we are lead to believe), so of course it should be big. But is it BSD? Sure it contains parts of various BSDs, but neither iOS nor Xcode nor OS X is BSD licensed, share little or nothing of architecturally, etc., and hardly anything made for OS X is compatible with the actual BSDs.

It's like claiming Windows 95 helped making MS-DOS development more popular. Just a bunch of journalistic dumbfuckery that deserves no further attention.

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