ZDNet: The future is... Darwindows?
Dec 20, 2000, 22:26 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Henry Kingman)
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"Stripped of Apple's proprietary fluffery, MacOS's BSD core is
waiting to win your heart."
"There's something weird yet pleasing about seeing a
command-line interface on an iMac. It seems so wrong, and at the
same time so right. And it's never been easier to get; all you have
to do is install Darwin, the BSD derivative that underpins Apple's
forthcoming MacOS X."
"Darwin is Mac OS X minus the singing and dancing Aqua/Quartz
GUI, minus the Mac "Classic" emulator, and minus the "Carbon" API
for newer Macintosh binaries. It features Apache, Perl, and many
other open source cornerstones. And, when you tire of having a CLUE
(command-line user environment) you can even install XFree86, which
includes a Darwin port for the first time in the current 4.02
"Real honest-to-gosh paid Apple engineers with access to Apple's
hardware specs have made Darwin work correctly on supported
machines -- at least in theory (I haven't done extensive testing).
This is a far cry from the token engineer or two that Apple
traditionally marches off into the lonesome Siberia of MkLinux or
- Linux Journal: Mac OS X: First Impressions(Dec 10, 2000)
- LinuxNews.com: Darwin Continues Open Source Evolution(Dec 04, 2000)
- NewsForge: Developer wants to create GPL version of Apple's Darwin(Dec 01, 2000)
- SourceForge.net: Announcing GNU-Darwin(Nov 30, 2000)
- 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)
- Salon: Open-sourcing the Apple; Mac OS X(Nov 17, 2000)
- MacWeek: Connecting OS X to Unix(Nov 04, 2000)
- Business 2.0: Darwin, Linux, and Radiation [embedded applications are the future of Linux]
(Oct 23, 2000)
- Mozilla.org: Fizzilla - Mozilla for MacOS X(Oct 11, 2000)
- The Register: Give us MacOS X or give us death, Intel users demand(Oct 05, 2000)
- MacWeek: Mac OS X a hit with first users(Sep 27, 2000)
- LinuxToday.com.au: A Sexier BSD: Mac OS X(XX)(Sep 24, 2000)
- MacWorld: Inside Mac OS X's Unix Layer(Sep 17, 2000)
- MaximumLinux.com: Putting the Unix Dev Tools Back Into OS X(Sep 15, 2000)