Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Nov 2007 21:38 UTC, submitted by SK8T
BSD and Darwin derivatives Apple has released the source code to Darwin 9, the underlying open source operating system ofMac OS X 10.5 Leopard. "Darwin is the open source UNIX-based foundation of Mac OS X. Darwin integrates a number of technologies, including the Mach 3.0 microkernel, operating system services based on FreeBSD 5 UNIX, high-performance TCP/IP networking, and support for multiple integrated file systems. Because the design of Darwin is highly modular, you can dynamically add device drivers, networking extensions, and new file systems."
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RE: Well done apple
by searly on Thu 8th Nov 2007 13:23 UTC in reply to "Well done apple"
searly
Member since:
2006-02-27

As somebody already mentioned "Darwin is not really that useful to any of the end users" ... so what does that mean ... call me a cynic but apple simply uses the opensource community to develop their product with giving back as little as possible.

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RE[2]: Well done apple
by Adurbe on Thu 8th Nov 2007 19:14 in reply to "RE: Well done apple"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

Darwin is a perfectly capable OS in its own right. Simply because it is not as POPULAR as linux nor other BSD flavors does not detract from that

If I had the time (or ability!) I could create a system based on it just as good as any linux distro or OSX itself

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RE[3]: Well done apple
by Blackwizard on Fri 9th Nov 2007 12:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Well done apple"
Blackwizard Member since:
2007-10-11

And in which it would be '''better''' than average Linux distribution or PC-BSD?

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