Re: Mac OS X is Unix
> The question and debate about whether
> Mac OS X is truly Unix or not was
> debated online a long time ago on
> slashdot.com and osopinion.com. The
> reason for the debate was the fact that
> the name Unix belongs to the Open Group
> (http://www.unix-systems.org/). Here's
> the url to the concluding article on
> osopinion concluding that OS X was
> Unix-like though not true Unix and
> therefore not recognized by the Open
> It should be noted that a footnote at
> the very bottom of the article contains
> a link to the Open Group web site. After
> hearing about the question of Apple's OS
> X position in relation to other unices,
> the Open Group updated their web site to
> include Apple as a company supporting
> the unified Unix specification:
> So, as far as the Open Group is
> concerned, OS X is as Unix as any other
> flavor out there. Just because OS X is
> different in its installation than the
> type of Unix you use does not make it
> not Unix. What Unix is is determined by
> the body that controls the use of the
> name Unix, which is the Open Group.
THANK YOU I have been looking for this snippet of information for nearly 2 weeks now and couldn't remember where I had read it. I went to the Open Group website at one point but somehow I missed it.
Re: I can't believe someone spent their time to write this.
> Dear Poof,
> The only moron I've seen here so far is
> you. What are you doing on freshmeat at
> all? Do you think clues will just rub
> off on you? Don't count on it.
> My opinion of Apple lovers has always
> been that they are a bunch effete,
> developmentally arrested liberals with a
> vastly undeserved superiority complex.
> Thanks for validating my opinion.
> P.S. You probably think Java is a system
> language, don't you.
Odd how his comment paints no better picture of him