Linked by David Adams on Wed 10th Aug 2011 17:12 UTC, submitted by R_T_F_M
Apple The lure of shiny toys has helped Apple's BSD-based Mac OS X operating system overtake Linux to become the operating system that is the second most used by developers, according to Evans Data.
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RE[4]: Really?
by No it isnt on Wed 10th Aug 2011 19:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Really?"
No it isnt
Member since:
2005-11-14

Sorry, but your promises are empty. OS X is proprietary.

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RE[5]: Really?
by brynet on Wed 10th Aug 2011 20:25 in reply to "RE[4]: Really?"
brynet Member since:
2010-03-02

That does not matter, BSD has a long history of being used in commercial products.. that doesn't make it any less of a BSD, quit trolling.

The kernel and userland for OS X are open source with the exception of a their graphical environment.

That's like running GIMP on Windows and calling it open source.

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RE[6]: Really?
by No it isnt on Wed 10th Aug 2011 21:12 in reply to "RE[5]: Really?"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Wrong, only small parts of the OS X userland are BSD.

Ever tried running pure Darwin? Ever tried running an OS X binary on it? It doesn't exactly work, most of the time. Practically never. Now, this article is about OS X making BSD a more popular development environment than Linux, which suggests OS X development actually targets BSD libraries and tools, which isn't the case. Cocoa development on OS X isn't BSD development.

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RE[5]: Really?
by kristoph on Wed 10th Aug 2011 22:48 in reply to "RE[4]: Really?"
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

Yes it is, it's a proprietary derivative of BSD (like pretty much any commercial UNIX).

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