Two questions about UNIX(r) certification.

Aryeh M. Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Thu Oct 18 10:51:30 PDT 2007

Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Oct 2007, Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
>> Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
>>> I recently noticed that Apple's new OS, Leopard, is Unix certified.
>> "UNIX Certified" what the #@$#$@ does that mean as far I know no one is
>> in a position to make such a statement except maybe the current owner of
>> the Unix trademark (sco if I am not mistaken)
>> From here:
> Mac OS X is now a fully certified UNIX operating system, conforming to
> both the Single UNIX Specification (SUSv3) and POSIX 1003.1. Deploy
> Leopard in environments that demand full UNIX conformance and enjoy
> expanded support for open standards popular in the UNIX community such
> as the OASIS Open Document Format (ODF) or ECMAs Office XML.

This is complete and total fluff unless they say who certified it.   And
no one has legit claim to be able to do that.

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