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is mac really based of unix?

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#1 moonknight

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 07:06 AM

as title says. is mac really based off unix????
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 07:18 AM

Yes, Mac OS X is based on FreeBSD/Unix. From the official Apple Site:

Leopard is an Open Brand UNIX 03 Registered Product, conforming to the SUSv3 and POSIX 1003.1 specifications for the C API, Shell Utilities, and Threads. Since Leopard can compile and run all your existing UNIX code, you can deploy it in environments that demand full conformance — complete with hooks to maintain compatibility with existing software.


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Posted 16 January 2009 - 07:19 AM

so all my my linux and unix code will work in mac???
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 07:21 AM

It will need to be compiled for that platform but yes, it should work as long as Mac OS X has the same libraries that you used in Linux/Unix.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 07:25 AM

so i cant compile it in linux and expect it to work in mac???

(i know this can't be done with windows)
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 07:25 AM

Nope.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 06:44 PM

This is one of the reasons I like Mac so well. It takes Linux/Unix and makes it look good!
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Posted 17 January 2009 - 05:32 AM

i like mac's multiple user interface alot but i'd take windows over it
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Posted 17 January 2009 - 05:54 PM

Really? I think Mac Leopard looks so much better than Windows and I like using the backend (Unix) as well.
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Posted 26 January 2009 - 01:58 AM

I tried MAC.. IMO it looks too simple.. after like 1 hour I installed it, I got bored lol... I was more excited while installing it on my MSI laptop, rather than using it...
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Posted 27 January 2009 - 11:20 PM

Installing it on MSI laptop? How can that ever be possible?
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Posted 28 January 2009 - 04:56 AM

Msi?
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