Re: Mac OS X is doomed - Linus says it's "crap"

  • From: Troy V.Barkmeier <barky@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Technocracy" <technocracy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 09:48:42 -0500

Here's some light reading on this topic:

The upshot seems to be that Mach is a microkernel that can be substituted 
for the standard kernel in the various flavors of BSD. Apple took 
FreeBSD, dropped in a Mach microkernel, added some NetBSD commands and a 
few other things, and they named this amalgam Darwin and released it as 
open source.

I have OS X GM if any ISU'ers want to take a look.


Observation attributed to Prof. Robert Wilensky of the University of 
California at Berkeley:

"We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters 
will eventually reproduce the works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the 
Internet, we know this is not true."

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