freebsd-advocacy Digest, Vol 248, Issue 1

Wilko Bulte wb at
Tue Jul 29 06:36:47 UTC 2008

Quoting Szilveszter Adam, who wrote on Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 07:21:01AM +0200 ..
> On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 08:02:23PM +0200, Salvatore Albanese wrote:
> > We must remind that apple experimented with UNIX many years ago and now use 
> > the Darwin distro for MAC OS X. This is a big statement! Imagine a BSD 
> > distro that is so easy even windows users find it confortable. 20% of the 
> > windows market moved to MAC OX S in that last 18 months.
> While I agree that decent, and enthusiastic (but not zealot) advocacy is
> a good thing, I think it is very important to say the truth.
> It is just too frequently that I here statements that essentially say:
> "MacOS X is just FreeBSD with an Apple GUI on it". That's just not true.
> The Darwin kernel is a Mach kernel (something that the BSDs do not have
> and did  not have with the exception of the failed attempt xMach) which

Well, DEC OSF/1 also heavily built on Mach.

Wilko Bulte		wilko at

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