From: Vincent Cunniffe (vincent at domain beacon.ie)
Date: Wed 28 Apr 1999 - 14:45:57 IST
> > Interestingly, their OS X technology jump should make such ports a
> > hell of a lot easier. If they're going to be releasing for their
> > own platforms, then they're going to have to design for them also,
> > and given that OS X is largely *nix based (FreeBSD?), a port to
> > Linux should be very, very simple.
> The OS X jump will make very little difference if they continue programming in
> OpenStep Objective C, and FreeBSD hasn't been ported to the MAC let alone a
> MACH kernel on MAC although they are running a bsd 4.4 server of some sort.
I understood that OS X is a mach-based BSD derivative. If that's the
case, then any code written for it should run on other unices without
too much trouble, and projects designed to be run on OS X as well
as other OS'es will similarly need to be designed in such a way as
too run easily on other unices.
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