Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Aug 2005 20:49 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews The news that Apple is going to switch to Intel processors shook up the computing world. Many users and developers were eager to publish their opinions on the switch. However, one group of people were totally neglected during all this: resellers. Today, we feature an interview with Wim Schermer, first Dutchman to own a Mac (in 1984), and co-founder of one of the biggest Apple retail stores in The Netherlands, MacSupport. We discuss the switch to Intel, and much more.
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FreeBSD?
by rajan r on Fri 5th Aug 2005 05:46 UTC
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2005-07-27

And if you know that the base of OS X is FreeBSD, then there really aren't many arguments left to also have Linux on your Mac.

Wow, I didn't know OS X is based on FreeBSD. Here I was deluded that it was based on Darwin, which considering it is a Mach-based microkernel, rather hard to mix up for FreeBSD.

FreeBSD isn't synonymous to BSD.

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RE: FreeBSD?
by on Fri 5th Aug 2005 07:15 in reply to "FreeBSD?"
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Wow, I didn't know OS X is based on FreeBSD. Here I was deluded that it was based on Darwin, which considering it is a Mach-based microkernel, rather hard to mix up for FreeBSD.

FreeBSD isn't synonymous to BSD.


What? Next thing you know you'll claim that Red Hat isn't synonymous to Linux? ;)

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RE: FreeBSD?
by japail on Fri 5th Aug 2005 08:01 in reply to "FreeBSD?"
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2005-06-30

Yes, it is definitely amusing how people gloss over the details of XNU in order to refer to it as FreeBSD. Apple provides extensive documentations as well as public CVS access to the source code for anyone to peruse and see the myriad of sources various pieces of code come from, the fundamental differences in the underlying design, and where common code between original sources has since diverged. Despite all of this, the base of XNU is FreeBSD and that means it's stable/fast/Real UNIX/a superhero.

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