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Old 05-26-2003, 08:37 AM   #1
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Question MacOS X and linux


Im wondering if anybody knows how many people are using MacOS X vs how many people are using Linux as a desktop computer (read: not a server)?

any guesses?

I know that MacOS X is based on BSD, so calm down

Im just wondering how the desktop minorities are going.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 12:22 AM   #2
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i think i read recently that Apple has sold 5+ million copies of OSX?? i may be way off base with that.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 01:01 AM   #3
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Not sure on the numbers myself but Mac OSX is actually based off of Darwin, isn't that Linux or is that BSD?
 
Old 08-12-2003, 08:15 PM   #4
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So it looks like MacOS has way more desktops than linux....whcih would explain why there is heaps more commercial software for it
 
Old 08-13-2003, 01:57 AM   #5
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OSX's kernel is Darwin, Apple's modification to the 4.4BSD kernel. Almost certainlt OSX has more "acknowledged" desktop users than Linux does, but that's mostly because Apple is migrating all of its users away from OS<X to OSX, so they are making sure that all the applications their users need/expect are available for the unix version of their OS.
 
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Mac OSX is based on BSD. It IS a Unix operating system, with the pretty, easytouse desktop that Apple is famous for. There are 5000+ Commercial software for OSX, plus thousands of legacy Mac OS 8-9 apps that run smoothly under "Classic" mode, and the thousands of free UNIX software that will run under Darwin...

It really is a great OS, hopefully they'll port it to x86 systems so everyone can enjoy it!

How many people use Linux? I guess that would be a hard figure to get.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 11:58 AM   #7
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Check out www.gnudarwin.org if you are interested in running Darwin on an x86 platform.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 01:16 PM   #8
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I use a mac I love it do death, even though I am considering putting together a linux laptop for the customizability. It really is one my best investments.
 
  


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