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LinuxMall.com: Apple Reaches Fruition: Darwin 1.0 Released

Apr 07, 2000, 16:44 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Head)

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"Apple's evolution into the Open Source niche took its first step today with the announcement of Darwin 1.0, the company's first Open Source operating system (OS) and the core of Mac OS X."

"As an Open Source project, Darwin will be available for free download and allows for the modification and customization of the software--by registered Darwin developers, who currently number in the tens of thousands, according to Apple's Darwin press release...."

"Darwin 1.0 allows developers access to enhance the quality of Mac OS X--enabling Open-Source-registered Darwin developers to have a hand in influencing the Mac OS X. However, Apple has made no commitment to date toward opening the final source code of Darwin's anticipated child."

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