Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 25th Feb 2006 07:36 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives "With the release of Mac OS X for x86 processors, Apple has chosen to not release source to key components of the OS, such as the kernel and all drivers. This means Darwin/x86 is dead in the water; Darwin/ppc has many closed source components and is a deprecated architecture." Read more here.
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RE[2]: The Hard Truth
by subterrific on Sat 25th Feb 2006 17:26 UTC in reply to "RE: The Hard Truth"
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WINE gives users access to millions of Windows software titles. Reimplementing the OS X APIs isn't worth the effort just to get a few hundred OS X apps. Having said that, CoreFoundation has already been ported to Linux and GNUStep has the majority of Cocoa APIs, so there is already decent API coverage if someone wanted to start such a project.

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