Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Apr 2006 18:38 UTC, submitted by vondur
Mac OS X Robert X. Cringely thinks that Apple will offer virtualization in Mac OS 10.5, but in order to do that, he thinks Apple will need to drop Mach. "So Apple will at least offer the option for users to run a virtualized version of Windows Vista atop OS X. Don't be surprised, either, to see that OS X 10.5 has a new kernel, finally giving up Mach and a big piece of its NeXTstep heritage. I write this for one thing - because OS X has kernel problems and needs some help, especially with swap space. I say it also because of the departure of Avie Tevanian, Apple's chief software technology officer, and the guy who hung onto Mach for so long." The Mach kernel has recently been the target for complaints; esp. in server duties, OSX' kernel lags behind significantly compared to i.e. Linux.
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RE: No Linux no sale!
by Babi Asu on Tue 18th Apr 2006 00:24 UTC in reply to "No Linux no sale!"
Babi Asu
Member since:
2006-02-11

Even though It's already in the works, and there are several shot of Linux alread running on MacBooks, I just can't see myself buying a computer if it can't run Linux. I think apple purposely left out the ability to boot into Linux from the bootcamp release. There are plenty of articles showing that Lilo can be modified and used to boot into Linux with a few Hacks to bootcamp via selecting the windows option, but why not support Linux with the initial release. The drivers for the hardware are already floating around. Don't get me wrong, OS X is great, Even XP is great if you don't use IE, but Linux is just my baby. She's rough around the edges and has her faults, but it's clear to see that in the end, she's going to be the prettiest one of them all and I get to groom her into just that. Apples knows that MS can't touch them for any number of reasons (pure creativity, anti trust implications, ..etc), but Linux on the other hand could really put a dent in apples plans for growth. KDE 4 on a MacBook isn't going to be the mismatch we have today when compared to OS X.

Apple doesn't need Geek sale, that probably only represents 0.001% of its sale. Moreover, why should one installs Unix clone if there is already real Unix.

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RE[2]: No Linux no sale!
by kamper on Tue 18th Apr 2006 06:02 in reply to "RE: No Linux no sale!"
kamper Member since:
2005-08-20

Moreover, why should one installs Unix clone if there is already real Unix.

Woah! Someone's been spending too much time reading Apple marketing material. OSX is not 'real Unix.'

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RE[2]: No Linux no sale!
by abraxas on Tue 18th Apr 2006 14:34 in reply to "RE: No Linux no sale!"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

Apple doesn't need Geek sale, that probably only represents 0.001% of its sale. Moreover, why should one installs Unix clone if there is already real Unix.

You're crazy. Linux is much closer to a real Unix than OSX. In fact Apple was forced to take the UNIX name off of its product. Linux is a lot more UNIX standards (SuS, POSIX, etc) compliant than the FreeBSD/Mach mutant MacOSX.

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RE[3]: No Linux no sale!
by Duffman on Tue 18th Apr 2006 17:03 in reply to "RE[2]: No Linux no sale!"
Duffman Member since:
2005-11-23

Mac OS X has real Unix code in it unlike Linux ...

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RE[4]: No Linux no sale!
by abraxas on Wed 19th Apr 2006 04:31 in reply to "RE[2]: No Linux no sale!"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

Mac OS X has real Unix code in it unlike Linux ...

Please enlighten me. What UNIX code?

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