ZDNet: BSD to leapfrog Linux?
Nov 29, 2000, 21:06 (19 Talkback[s])
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"BSD is likely to rival Linux very soon in total number of
users, and the BSD community is primping for center stage. For
example, leading online BSD publication DaemonNews will launch a
dead trees version on Jan 15 of 2001, while each of the five BSD
flavors will make or has already made a major new release within
the current 30-day window. Additionally, a first-ever unified
BSDCon took place in Monterey, Calif. in Oct. of 2000."
"Much of the excitement revolves around Darwin, "the fifth BSD."
Darwin is published by Apple and available for download from
PublicSource.Apple.Com under the Apple Public Source License.
Darwin underpins MacOS X, and will thus put BSD in many millions of
new hands in Q1 of 2001 -- if Apple actually succeeds in meeting
that ship date (something veteran Apple observers will probably
believe when they see)."
"Darwin is built around a NeXT-like Mach microkernel that is
said to be somewhat less microkernel-like than NeXT. It borrows
machine-specific code from NetBSD, the version of BSD that focuses
on portability and now runs on more than 30 platforms. Going
forward, it will track a stable version of FreeBSD, which is the
more popular and traditionally x86-only version that claims about a
million users worldwide, according to Coleman."
- MacWeek.com: Is Darwin getting due respect?
(Nov 26, 2000)
- ZDNet: Mac OS X & Darwin: All sizzle, little steak(Nov 22, 2000)
- The Register: Apple updates Darwin, asks for x86 work(Nov 17, 2000)
- BSD Today: BSDCon's BSD System Security tutorial(Oct 19, 2000)
- BSD Today: BSDCon 2000: Some of Wednesday's tracks(Oct 19, 2000)
- Business 2.0: Apple Lifts a Page from Linux(Sep 18, 2000)
- MaximumLinux.com: Putting the Unix Dev Tools Back Into OS X(Sep 15, 2000)
- Industry Anticipates Mac OS X Roll Out(Sep 13, 2000)
- ZDNet: (Dawning of a) new Mac era(Sep 06, 2000)
- MacWeek: X on X, at last(Jul 31, 2000)
- MacOS X Revamped: Form AND Function Please(Jul 24, 2000)
- MacWeek.com: Open-source sermon at MacHack(Jun 23, 2000)
- SJ Mercury: Final version of Mac OS X will be delayed to 2001(May 16, 2000)
- BSD Today: BSDCon 2000 Announcement(May 09, 2000)
- LinuxMall.com: Apple Reaches Fruition: Darwin 1.0 Released(Apr 07, 2000)
- The Register: Darwin on x86 - Apple's Intel interest(Mar 28, 2000)
- MacDiscussion.com: Maclinux - When The Big Boys Come To Town(Mar 22, 2000)