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Old 09-09-2005, 05:17 PM   #1
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Is Mac based on BSD ?


some one told me that Mac is based on BSD is that ture ?

Old 09-09-2005, 05:20 PM   #2
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Yes it is. And this thread is moved to Other *Nix, because neither Mac OS or BSD is Linux.
Old 09-09-2005, 09:28 PM   #3
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To be more precise, Mac OS X uses the Darwin kernel, which is open-source. Darwin itself is a derivative of the Mach microkernel. The user utilities are mostly from FreeBSD, IIRC.

Of course all the OS X GUI stuff developed by Apple is there's and closed source.
Old 09-12-2005, 05:59 AM   #4
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Such a stupid post, I mean really... If you go to Apple's site and actually do some reading instead of crying out to be spoonfed, you would see that it is based on BSD.
Old 09-25-2005, 12:16 PM   #5
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Such a stupid post, I mean really...
Questions are rarely stupid, stupid may be not asking, stupid may be commenting questions too ...
Old 10-14-2005, 03:47 AM   #6
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Originally posted by jlliagre
Questions are rarely stupid, stupid may be not asking, stupid may be commenting questions too ...
i agree with that, and if he had time to write that he could either save his time or answer the question first, hrmm if i think about it i coud save my time to.... LOL
Old 10-17-2005, 04:55 PM   #7
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Originally posted by equinox
Such a stupid post, I mean really...
What post are you talking about? your own?

If you don't want to help, don't. But please don't mock less experienced users.

Kind regards Bjerrk


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