Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 13th Jan 2006 17:55 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives Possibly in fear that hackers will be able to find backdoors in the Intel Darwin version and allow OSX to run on PCs other than Macs, Apple has only posted the sources of Darwin for PPC for the latest version.
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who would want to run MacOSX on a Dell?
by stephanem on Fri 13th Jan 2006 18:33 UTC
stephanem
Member since:
2006-01-11

opendarwin is just lip service to keep the open source zealots at bay. It's worthless and I've yet to see a commercial product or any significant installation of Open Darwin.

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

why bother? BSD/Linux are available. because an OSS project sponsored by a company is not popular does not mean that it is lip service.

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stephanem Member since:
2006-01-11

> because an OSS project sponsored by a company is not popular does not mean that it is lip service.


It does amount to lip service - ever heard of people bashing Apple and MacOSX?. No and why not?. Because all Apple has to do is say hey the kernel is open sourced and that basically shuts people up. Now what can real programmers do with Open Darwin - basically squat!.

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DevL Member since:
2005-07-06

"Now what can real programmers do with Open Darwin - basically squat!."

Uhm...how about just about anything you can do with any other UNIX-clone out there? Just because the userbase is small, the product isnšt worthless or useless.

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