Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2012 14:56 UTC
Mac OS X It's still early days, but this has the potential to put more fuel on the Apple rumour mill fire than anything else in recent times. A BA thesis by Dutch student Tristan Schaap details how, during his internship at Apple's Platform Technologies Group, he ported Darwin to a certain ARMv5 developer board. A few blog articles later, and the headline has already turned into 'Mac OS X ported to ARM'. So, what have I been running on my iPhone and iPad all these years?
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brynet
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2010-03-02

The iOS kernel is Darwin/xnu, but presumably maintained separately from the version shipped with OS X.

As for the userland, Cydia seems to mostly install GNU utilities.. I'm not really sure why the jailbreak community opted against using the source made available by Apple.

IMHO, that would have been preferable.. but it was enough of an environment for me to port over some OpenBSD stuff.

Still.. from my iPod Touch 4G (5.0.1).

$ uname -a
Darwin iPod 11.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 11.0.0: Tue Nov 1 20:33:58 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1878.4.46~1/RELEASE_ARM_S5L8930X iPod4,1 arm N81AP Darwin
$

Edited 2012-02-08 01:52 UTC

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