Ports on Macbook

Sean Cavanaugh Millenia2000 at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 28 07:34:02 PST 2009

From: "Chris Rees" <utisoft at googlemail.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2009 9:31 AM
To: "Sergio de Almeida Lenzi" <lenzi at k1.com.br>
Cc: "FreeBSD Mailing List" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>; "FreeBSD Mailing 
List" <freebsd-ports at freebsd.org>
Subject: Re: Ports on Macbook

> 2009/2/27 Sergio de Almeida Lenzi <lenzi at k1.com.br>:
>> Em Sex, 2009-02-27 às 14:45 +0300, zaa at zaa.pp.ru escreveu:
>>> 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.

for simple clarification. OSX is built on top of Darwin which is BASED on 
FreeBSD, but is not BSD. its BSD code built on top of the Mach kernel.
Ports are just the source code for the programs yer looking for anyway so 
there's nothing stopping you from doing stuff like installing OpenOffice or 
Gimp under OSX.
I've seen people replace the Quartz interface with Gnome before.  overall Im 
with you in abstaining from anything with the name "apple" attached to it 
since its all overpriced underpowered crap. 

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