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osOpinion: Apple Darwin and an Open Platform

Nov 07, 1999, 23:34 (6 Talkback[s])

"I think its safe to say that the single most important element that brought Linux to fame is that of the GPL, as there are several other stable and equally feature-intense operating systems on the market today that offer equal if not slightly increased functionality yet unfortunately have closed-source licenses."

"Apple's modern operating system will boast many features worth waiting for. A BSD Unix core allowing (finally) a command line interface (optional), preemptive multitasking and multithreading, as well as several additional interface enhancements..."

"... but the single most important facet of Apple's next generation operating system isn't all these features, but rather, it's that of Apple's Public Source License which offers Mac OS X the same advantages that brought Linux to the spot it currently holds today."

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