apple moving to x86
jhb at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jun 10 16:11:46 GMT 2005
On Jun 9, 2005, at 11:35 AM, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Jun 2005, John Baldwin wrote:
>>> The *really* hot machine is going to be the OSX ABI supported under
>>> FreeBSD and running Aqua. I betcha this happens FAST.
>> I doubt it would be fast at all if it even happens. Unlike Linux,
>> svr4, and ibcs2, OS X is not just a POSIXish UNIX kernel. It also
> Or Mac OS X moves to use the FreeBSD kernel. It seems like I have heard
> this before.
> What kernel-level Mac OS X/Darwin features does FreeBSD lack? Its file
> system? File bundles?
Mach. Darwin also does some things that we do the same differently for
> Any websites that quickly list differences between features and drivers
> for FreeBSD and Darwin?
Not that I'm aware of. When it comes to writing device drivers though,
the model is completely different on OS X.
> I have to wonder if Apple internally and secretly is already testing
> FreeBSD to run its Mac OS X.
I highly doubt that since OS X runs on x86 hardware very well right now
and has been for the last 5 years.
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