Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 16:58 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes So, I've been sitting on this one for a few days now, since I decided to let the sensationalist headlines pass by before I took a stab at it. Developer Christina B. has started - and released code for - an amazingly intriguing project: implementing Darwin/BSD on top of the Linux kernel. Just to make this absolutely clear: it's not her intention to allow iOS applications to run on this new, hybrid system. Let me reiterate: it's not her intention to allow iOS applications to run on this new, hybrid system. This, however, does not make this project any less interesting.
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Confused. Help!!
by gan17 on Mon 11th Jun 2012 20:20 UTC
gan17
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2008-06-03

It's all a bit beyond my level of understanding. Doesn't Darwin already have a kernel (XNU/Mach + BSD bits & bobs)? So here we're having a kernel on top of another kernel? Or is it just a BSD userland on top of a Linux kernel? Or are we talking about multiple userlands here? O_o?

Can someone explain this to me, preferably in grandma-friendly lingo?

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