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The Register: Apple ships Darwin 1.0 open source OS core

Apr 06, 2000, 21:51 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

"Apple has released the first full version of Darwin, the open source operating system core on which the upcoming MacOS X is based, just over a year after the Mac maker announced its open source plans."

"Darwin 1.0 is based on the Mach 3.0 microkernel and FreeBSD, and as reported earlier, can be compiled for both PowerPC and Intel CPUs. That said, Apple admits "Darwin 1.0 does not currently run on Intel-based computers. There are still several issues to be worked out before the Intel platform will be usable."

"Said Darwin Product Manager Ernest Prabhakar: "We have synchronised Darwin with the latest Mac OS X sources... You should now feel free to write enhancements, fix bugs, and expand driver support - and know that you're work will be compatible with future versions Mac OS X."

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