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Old 01-13-2004, 10:46 AM   #1
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Has anyone heard of a distro called Darwin?


I was browsing LinuxISO.org and had a look at some of the distros available and cam across one called 'Darwin'... it says something about that it's mac OS X and that it's open source, oh btw, when i searched for distros i looked for ones that are i386 architectures or above, so does this mean that you can get Mac OS X running on an intel cpu?

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Old 01-13-2004, 11:24 AM   #2
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You can't run Mac OS operating systems that was built for Mac architecture on Intel, it just doesn't work that way. That would be like trying to put a Ford Mustang waterpump on a Chevrolet Camaro...
 
Old 01-13-2004, 11:34 AM   #3
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That's exactly what I thought but it says in quotation marks - "certain x86-based personal computers"

Take a look for yourself - http://linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=60
 
Old 01-13-2004, 11:54 AM   #4
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you can compile and run darwin, but it's only the real core of osx, you can't have aqua, the UI of OSX, so there's little point using it as yet.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 02:28 PM   #5
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you can run darwin on both intel and ppc, although it is the same as running debian on both intel and ppc, you can't run .ppc.deb programs on intel or .ix86.debs on ppc but if you have a compiler and the source, you can compile and run the same program on both architectures.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 03:16 PM   #6
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That would be like trying to put a Ford Mustang waterpump on a Chevrolet Camaro...

I have pretty mad skillz, I'm sure I could do that
 
  


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