> Supposedly FreeBSD is the basis for Darwin. Just one of those urban legends. ;-)
Lessee, if I wander over to http://www.freebsd.org/ and look in the FAQ at http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/index.html and browse through the introduction at http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/introduction.html I find that there is a topic about the differences between the bsds: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/introduction.html#DIFFERENCES-TO-OTHER-BSDS and in that paragraph I find that there is a reference to a page that talks about the bsd family tree, http://www.daemonnews.org/200104/bsd_family.html and if I read that page I discover that there is a little discussion of Mac OS X and Darwin. Apparently, Darwin is derived from the Mach kernel and from all the bsds in various proportions. > Any idea why Good question. Who started that rumor? :-P > since FreeBSD > does not have a PowerPC port? Sure it does. Just not anywhere near as stable as freeBSD for Sparc or alpha or i386. Back at http://www.freebsd.org/ I see that there are some hardware notes: http://www.freebsd.org/releases/5.1R/hardware.html and in there I see there is a link below the list of platforms that have released code, to platforms currently under development: http://www.freebsd.org/platforms/index.html And in the list on that page: http://www.freebsd.org/platforms/ppc.html Hmm. Says it's on the verge on booting to single-user mode. But following the links around some more to the mailing list archives shows this message from Peter Grehan: ... The system has been able to run multi-user on a limited number of NewWorld models for a while, although installation is not pretty. HTH -- Joel Rees, programmer, Systems Group Altech Corporation (Alpsgiken), Osaka, Japan http://www.alpsgiken.co.jp _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"