PPC ver of freeBSD ? isent that the main body of os X

Lucas Holt luke at foolishgames.com
Wed Feb 4 07:31:10 PST 2004

The userland is freebsd.. i.e. the executables in /usr/bin, /bin, etc.  
I'm sure apple alters a few things.  The part of OSX that differs is in 
the kernel.  Roughly half the kernel is FreeBSD 5.0 and the other half 
is based on the Mach 3.0 kernel design.  Basically apple hacked two 
kernel designs together to get a fast, modular kernel.  (well if you 
believe everything their documentation says at developer.apple.com)  
This information is based on some articles I read on apple's developer 
site about OS X.3.

Apple also doesn't use the ports collection which is a shame!

If you want to run a BSD besides OSX/darwin on a Mac, check out NetBSD 
or OpenBSD.

Lucas Holt
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phenomenon. Mac OS X is a rock-solid system that's beautifully 
designed. I much prefer it to Linux.'
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