Ports on Macbook

Brian W. brian at brianwhalen.net
Fri Feb 27 20:11:35 PST 2009


Demelier David wrote:
> zaa at zaa.pp.ru wrote:
>   
>> On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 03:04:09PM +0530, Nataraj S Narayan wrote:
>>     
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> I hear that Mac OS X and later ones are based on FreeBSD. My wife is
>>> planning to get a Macbook , which I don't quite approve. Mainly
>>> because we need to pay for any upgrade or new add ons.
>>>
>>> But i see there is the 'ports' for Mac as in the case of FreeBSD. Is
>>> it the same thing? Can we use FreeBSD ports on Macbook? That we I am
>>> spared of paying profusely?
>>>       
>> Mac users might use Mac Ports - http://www.macports.org/
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>
> I don't know if we can runs any FreeBSD ports, I know that the mac os
> kernel have a FreeBSD layer and you can runs some binaries from
> unix-like OS.
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OS X is based on nix, but I thought it was NextOS?  You can bring up a 
nix prompt in their OS, it is very useful on the server.

Brian



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