Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Feb 2006 14:15 UTC, submitted by subterrific
Mac OS X Apple had their pick of kernels when transitioning from OS 9 to OS X, and they chose to create their own kernel based on Mach 3.0. Was that really the best decision or did Apple make a huge mistake? At the time Linux was gaining support and developing rapidly, while development on Mach had pretty much ended two years earlier. This article makes a case for Apple using the Linux kernel in a future version of the Mac OS.
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It will never happen
by Sodki on Sun 26th Feb 2006 14:27 UTC
Sodki
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2005-11-10

Apple will never choose Linux as a kernel for it's operating system because then they wouldn't be able to close the kernel source at their will.

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