Linked by David Adams on Tue 8th Apr 2008 16:33 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives "I am very happy about the direction in which the Mac OS X GUI is going, although sadly many Mac users aren't interested in (or don't know about) the "lower levels" of the Macintosh Operating System. Have you ever wondered why the Terminal greets you with the words "Welcome to Darwin"? Why do BSD and Mac OS share certain bits of code? Why does Wikipedia describe Mac OS X as a graphical operating system? Today we're going to take a look at the underlying open source technology which powers your fancy Leopard OS - the hidden core set of components, named Darwin."
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RE[5]: What BSD could have been
by atriq on Wed 9th Apr 2008 12:27 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: What BSD could have been"
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A distro fork is like FreeBSD and PC-BSD.

A kernel fork is like FreeBSD and DragonFlyBSD.

Debian can fork all it likes without the linux kernel ever forking.

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