Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Mar 2012 22:47 UTC
Linux "If you meet Linus Torvalds, he comes off as a mild-mannered, down-to-earth Finnish-American. He lives with his wife Tove, three kids, a cat, a dog, a snake, a goldfish, a bunny and a pet rat in a comfortable 6000 square foot home just north of Portland's tony Lake Oswego neighborhood. The house is yellow - his favorite color - and so's the Mercedes. But he's not really like any of his neighbors. He drives his Mercedes fast, slamming the car into gear and flooring it. There's no coaxing, no hesitation. Either the hammer is down, or the car is at rest. And he has an abnormal number of stuffed penguins on his mantle." Yup, sounds like the to-the-point Fin we all know and love.
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RE[2]: Mac OS X
by Lennie on Wed 21st Mar 2012 09:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Mac OS X"
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I've never really looked into the history of it.

I thought the Mac OS X UI and application framework was based on NextStep and so on.

I also thought the Darwin part, thus the base OS, did not exists before the Mac OS X project and was based on parts of FreeBSD and an existing micro kernel project.

My thought was, what if the base OS was Linux.

As I've not looked into it. It might not have been able to make it work. Maybe the other parts of Mac OS X just can't function without the micro kernel.

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