Two questions about UNIX(r) certification.
jrisom at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 00:45:24 PDT 2007
If I recall correctly, only the i386 version of Leopard is Unix
certified, so if you're still using a PowerPC, you're out of luck for
upgrading to a Unix certified operating system. But I believe a
previous version was if you'd like to downgrade.
As far as I know, Unix certification is more about interoperability
than anything else, but there's still the public perception about
security and stability. For Apple, it's probably more about bragging
rights and propaganda than anything else.
Before saying I'm anti-Apple, I'm writing this email using Mail.app.
On Oct 18, 2007, at 12:37 PM, Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
> I recently noticed that Apple's new OS, Leopard, is Unix certified.
> I'd imagine that the big reason that FreeBSD hasn't done this yet is:
> It costs a lot of money.
> That said, if in theory one were to try to get the operating system
> certified (say, to increase awareness and market share versus the
> a) approximately how much money is "a lot"?
> b) How far short, technically, does FreeBSD fall from the standard
> (we'll ignore operational semantics for the time being)
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