-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Lonnie Cumberland wrote: > Greetings All, > > Being a long time Linux user and now looking into moving over to > FreeBSD, I decided to so some research on the web to try and get a > better idea as to the strengths and weaknesses as compared to other > operating systems like Linux (Fedora, Gentoo, etc..), OpenBSD, NetBSD, > and Opensolaris. > > From what I have found, FreeBSD seems to be at the very top in almost > every way. > > In my Internet travels, I came across a site that has this MAC OS X ( > which I guess is called Darwin?) at: > > http://developer.apple.com/opensource/index.html > > and have noticed that they seem to have built the MAC OS X from a core > of FreeBSD 5.x. > Do I read this correctly? > Also, what are the differences between MAC OS X and Darwin? > > The reason that I ask all of this stuff is because if we were going to > take a distro to start building from as a base for a project that we are > working on then would it make more sense to take the latest FreeBSD 6.1 > or the MAC OS X (Darwin) as the base since there has been a great amount > of work on both distros and they are also both BSD based? > > I guess that I am still a little confused on some of these things and > hope that some one can help to answer some of my newbie questions. > > Thanks and have a good day, > Lonnie T. Cumberland > OutStep Technologies Incorporated > Tel: 866-425-7010 > > Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Recommended sites: > > http://www.peoplesquest.com
This has been mentioned quite a few times on this list. The kernel is a Mach kernel, conceptualized by a professor and his research group out at Carnegie Melon some years back (I want to say 7-8 years), and the userland for the OSX operating system is FreeBSD based. Hunting around Wikipedia a bit will most likely facilitate any answers you may have about Mach (and micro) kernels, OSX, and FreeBSD. - -Garrett -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.5 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFFTrS06CkrZkzMC68RAgZlAJ96y+eYkxMMzGXmz+4Xoag6/WAp2gCfbOPX 04OlE9BZZ+/7T4BEwK5bt0I= =qa+L -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"