[nycbug-talk] FW: Max OS X and BSD
Sat Apr 10 12:05:32 EDT 2004
On Fri, 9 Apr 2004, G. Rosamond wrote:
> >Then colleges of mine read that, and they come to me and say,
> >"Hey, did
> >ya hear? Apple uses FreeBSD"
> >Its driving me nuts, when are people going to get things straight? Or
> >am I completely off base here?!
The straight answer is its Mach 4 with a FreeBSD/NetBSD userland, and some
FreeBSD kernel stuff ported as modules to Mach.
This then brings the comparison to NeXTStep, which was in fact Mach 3 with
a BSD4.4 userland....
so the answer is "Yes, it is a BSD relative, and shares a lot with
FreeBSD" and "Yes it is the next generation of NeXTStep, and shares a lot
of the same technology and code."
I hope this helps.
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