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Re: [ProgSoc] new iMac and OS X
> What do people think of the new iMac?
looks kinda nice. a lot of work went into making the brochure... here' me
who's immune to all types of advertising drooling over this...
> How does the whole based on BSD thing work?
> Does OSX run X? (I've read something about the darwin project, but I don't
> think i totally figured it out)...
> Will *nix software run on a Mac now?
OSX has GNU/Darwin at its core. AFAIK this is a mach microkernel with a
BSD layer on top of it. On top of that u've got the proprietary MacOS user
interface (Aqua if I'm not mistaken)
This is the first MacOS with a command line interface (interesting that
Windows XP is the first windows without a commandline)
u _can_ run unix software on it. and Xwindows does run (X-on-X)
> And what is a powerPC, I've seen the whole linux for PPC thing, is a PPC one
> of those mac things?
powerpc is what macs started using after the 68k line of CPUs. the G3 and
G4 processors are newer powerpcs. LinuxPPC is a linux distro that runs on
PPC processors, including (but not limited to) newer macintoshes. But why
would u run linuxPPC when u got OSX?
> Mandrake's in financial hot water. But you probably didn't care, infact half
> of you are probably glad. I'm sad, 'cos I can't figure that debian bitch
Eventually u'll end up using debian, but in the meantime try SuSE
"I think it would be a good idea." Ghandi, on Western Civilisation
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