Home > BSD & Darwin > x86 Opendarwin Box Available Online for Developers x86 Opendarwin Box Available Online for Developers Guest post by Ludovic Hirlimann 2003-05-12 BSD & Darwin 5 Comments For software developers who wish to test/port applications to Darwin, a new box running x86 Darwin has been made available by the Opendarwin project. 5 Comments 2003-05-12 6:38 pm Anonymous ???? Me wonders 2003-05-12 9:34 pm Anonymous OpenDarwin x86 bothers me. I have no clue why someone would want to use that cludge. It’s a port of the osx internals..the boring stuff..to x86..that doesn’t work on most hardware. It’s also BSD run by GNU nazis..which kinda defeats the purpose. Can someone give me a good reason to use GNU Darwin stuff instead of a non-nazi OS like linux/*bsd. It’s great that they exist, but they seem to be generating more noise than useful stuff. Sure I’m a developer..And I sure wan’t to make sure that my program runs on freebsd/windows/linux/osx…So far OSX has been the hardest target to get since we need gui support..but I don’t have an osx machine to play with and its kinda hard to test a gui over ssh . OpenDarwin is like a poor man’s freebsd in this case. It has a weirdass licenses..no userbase and no advantages over anything else..Well I guess it is more obscure than everyone else..Not sure if that’s an advantage though. 2003-05-12 9:38 pm Anonymous > It’s also BSD run by GNU nazis You are confusing OpenDarwin with GNU-Darwin. They are not running by the same people. 2003-05-13 1:55 am Anonymous UH where? 2003-05-13 8:33 am Anonymous As Eugenia said, OpenDarwin are not GNU-Darwin. In fact many of the core developers of OpenDarwin are Apple Employees, Jordan Hubbard for eg.. I can see OpenDarwin becoming the defacto Darwin because it is run by professional hackers and not lame GNUniks.