Intel Macs and FreeBSD?
buhnux at gmail.com
Fri Apr 28 05:30:51 UTC 2006
On 4/27/06, James Riendeau <jtriende at wisc.edu> wrote:
> Why? Mac OS X has a complete unix freebsd-like core called darwin
> ( http://www.darwin.org ). There's no reason to install freebsd on
> it. Just install Mac Developer Tools (included in the Applications
> folder), compile your favorite progs and go.
Why not? I don't see why people tell people to not run FreeBSD
on a mac. I've seen this quite a bit on the mailing list and it kind
bugs me, mainly because the same could be said about anything.
Like why run FreeBSD on a sparc with there is solaris, or why
run FreeBSD on x86 when there is linux or windows with the
windows services for unix. Don't get me wrong, I have 2 macs
with OS X and I don't plan to change that any time soon.
If it works why not run FreeBSD on it if they want too?
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> On Apr 27, 2006, at 3:03 PM, Mark Edwards wrote:
> > Does anyone know if the Intel Macs can boot and install FreeBSD,
> > now that the firmware includes BIOS compatibility? Has anyone seen
> > it happen?
> > I'm thinking of using a Mac Mini as a quiet living-room server.
> > Thanks!
> > --
> > Mark Edwards
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