Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Oct 2009 14:09 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Hardware, Embedded Systems When Psystar announced it Rebel EFI package, the company was quickly accused of simply taking open source code, repackaging it, and selling it for USD 50. While selling open source code is not a problem, not making the source code available if the license demands it is. Netkas, famous OSX86 hacker, and a Russian site are now claiming they have found the smoking gun.
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RE[6]: Comment by kaiwai
by kryogenix on Thu 29th Oct 2009 04:39 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai"
kryogenix
Member since:
2008-01-06

I've never really bought that argument. I don't see why OS X should ever have worse driver availability than Free BSD. (I'm not trolling; seriously!) It just doesn't make sense to me. I mean, I can already use any nVidia card, and any arbitrary RAM and SATA drive, right? How many on-board networking and sound chipsets are out there that FreeBSD doesn't have a working driver for?


How many times does this have to be explained? OSX is NOT a FreeBSD distro. The userland is from FreeBSD and that was mainly due to the old 4.3BSD-based userland from NeXT being a bit stale in the late 90's.

OS X drivers have nothing in common with FreeBSD drivers. OSX uses IOKit-based drivers.

OSX is a bastardized Mach/BSD/OpenStep hybrid.

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RE[7]: Comment by kaiwai
by dumdiddydum on Thu 29th Oct 2009 08:19 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by kaiwai"
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2009-10-29

[OSX is a bastardized Mach/BSD/OpenStep hybrid.


those damn bastardOS

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