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Old 07-30-2010, 07:09 PM   #1
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Wassup with GNU Darwin...?


Hi Forum

What is the relation of GNU Darwin with Mac OS...?

Is this GNU Darwin "Hardware wierd" like mac OS...?

Mac OS can only be installed in MAC Hardware, right...?

And it is closed source without development tools - one cannot compile applications from source... right...?

BRGDS

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Old 07-30-2010, 08:43 PM   #2
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Mac OS can only be installed in MAC Hardware, right...?
No. I know a guy that has it installed on a lanovo? laptop, at least I think that is the brand name on it. It just happens to have hardware that is very close to what Apple requires for their laptops. So the hardware check will pass and install. I do know that he has some issues with certain parts because the hardware is just a little different. But it does run and he uses it every day.

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Is this GNU Darwin "Hardware wierd" like mac OS.
Yes it does a hardware check. See above.

As I understand it Mac OS uses the Dawin kernel which is based on the bsd kernel.

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And it is closed source without development tools - one cannot compile applications from source... right...?
I believe this is a false statement. If you write the code you can compile it, just like windows. Getting the source code for the kernel Mac OS uses is probably out, but other than that you should be good to go. It is just not open like gnu/linux.
 
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:04 PM   #3
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--What is the relation of GNU Darwin with Mac OS...?
None. Only the kernel is similar. The GNU/Darwin uses Gnu userland and thus you can do anything to it as we usually do under myriad of Linux distros available today. Read about GNU/Darwin here.

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--Is this GNU Darwin "Hardware wierd" like mac OS...?
Not. The OS X/Xnu that uses Darwin in Mac is weird; but GNU-Darwin will port in anything normal like other GNU/Linuxes.

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--Mac OS can only be installed in MAC Hardware, right...?
Yes. That's a proprietary maneuvre to ensure profit.

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--And it is closed source without development tools - one cannot compile applications from source... right...?
Xnu (with Darwin within) uses the FreeBSD NetBSD & OpenBSD Userland that is covered under a distinct license mechanism. Yes you cannot just do anything to it the way we do under GPL copyleft. Read a sample from the OSI copyright.

Hope it helps. Good luck.
 
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:42 PM   #4
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Thx ppl
 
  


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