Mac OS X and FreeBSD

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by projectParanoia, Feb 17, 2003.

  1. projectParanoia macrumors newbie

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    Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar is based on Darwin, which is based on FreeBSD 4.2 right?

    I'm pretty sure it is. Will future versions of Mac OS X [or Darwin] be based on more current versions of FreeBSD, or will it be updated from OpenDarwin? FreeBSD 5.0 seems like it can be a worthwhile upgrade to Mac OS X.

    Does anyone know? :confused: :confused:
     
  2. 000111one111000 macrumors regular

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    Jaguar is based on FreeBSD 4.4

    From what I heard, 10.3 is based on 4.5. OS X probably won't use 5.0 till 10.4 or 10.5

    enoch
     
  3. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    does it really matter what they use? Will you really notice it?
     
  4. 000111one111000 macrumors regular

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    No, but some geeks like to know that kinda stuff. :) like me :) as I walk around in my <GEEK> hoodie, and my "Speed Daemon: Welcome To Darwin!" t-shirt :)

    enoch
     
  5. projectParanoia thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I always say that new is better. FreeBSD 5.0 has lots of new features and security updates, so it may or may not matter.

    Mac OS X 10.0, 10.1, and 10.2 all saw big improvements over the previous versions, so you will most likely notice it.
     

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