"Apple has quietly updated its open source operating system
foundation, Darwin, to version 1.2.1, and it appears to come with a
plea for more work on the x86 side of things."
"Darwin itself is the BSD-based core for MacOS X. The software
can be downloaded free - there's a 135MB installer disk image
available on Apple's Darwin Web site - and will run on any MacOS X
Public Beta-compatible machine, which is pretty much all modern G3
and G4 Macs, with the exception of one or two PowerBook
"Alongside the update, Apple has posted a Darwin 'to do' list,
top of which is support for older Mac models. Then there's
The Intel support in Darwin is largely dormant and hasn't been
exercised much since Rhapsody. Getting Darwin installation working
on Intel is the first problem. Getting it running is second. We
have some experience with this; we'll need to dig up some old tools
at Apple to help this get rolling."