Apple closes down OS X. Huh?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Cloudgazer, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. Cloudgazer macrumors 6502

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    I came across this snippet.
    i always assumed OSX was a proprietry system, how does this affect people?

    Apple closes down OS X
    Tom Yager, InfoWorld (US online)


    Thanks to pirates, or rather the fear of them, the Intel edition of Apple’s OS X is now a proprietary operating system.
    Mac developers and power users no longer have the freedom to alter, rebuild, and replace the OS X kernel from source code. Stripped of openness, it no longer possesses the quality that elevated Linux to its status as the second most popular commercial OS.
     
  2. treblah macrumors 65816

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  3. Platform macrumors 68030

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  4. ee99ee macrumors 6502

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    I hope they keep it open... I like compiling my own kernel. I've got a strong BAS background, though... perhaps that's why...

    -Chris
     
  5. Nar1117 macrumors 6502

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    Is it bad that i have no idea what this means?
     
  6. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    I too have no idea what this all means.
    Can we replace the kernel altogether?
    Like a general, for example.
    Or maybe a humble sergeant.

    Oh, wait.
    It says you can't replace it....
    Go with the flow.
    Now I gotta go to the bathroom.
     
  7. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    I have mixed feelings on this. I like that they are doing this because it helps to make sure that OS X will stay with apple machines. However, this does limit the more in depth work that some people do which is bad. It must be a tough call for apple.:eek:
     
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