Apple to buy FreeBSD, merge w Mac OS X Server?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Bob Bobeck, May 29, 2012.

  1. Bob Bobeck macrumors newbie

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    Just read this, Apple is supposed to buy FreeBSD and merge it with Mac OS X Server by 2014? And drop support for all but x64 and ARM-32.

    Well what do you think? FreeBSD shares a lot of Apple's Darwin code already, so this is kind of natural.

    Just imagine, Apple OS running high-end serving needs just as FreeBSD does now. Who else is excited by this?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Interesting, but sadly totally false. It's a troll site. ;)
     
  3. Bob Bobeck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm sorry, but what is a 'troll site'? I thought it was weird there were no ads on a tech site, but then I also thought he was pretty insightful and interesting.
     
  4. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Look at the URL - it has the word "troll" in it.
     
  5. ixodes macrumors 601

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    FreeBSD has a long history and one that's not likely to be "bought" by any company. Personally I enjoy using it on one of my laptops.
     
  6. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    That site is nothing but false information... I'm assuming it's supposed to be comedic. I think someone also recently posted something about the PPC G4 being a "lie" (might have been you?).
     
  7. Quotenfrau macrumors 6502

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    Apple doesn't need to spend any $ for FreeBSD. They just copy the code and use it in their products (+ give credits).

    That's a huge problem with the BSD license. That's why most devs prefer GPL.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    What would apple get if they purchased them?? I see no advantage
     
  9. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Insightful ? FreeBSD is BSD licensed. Apple doesn't need to "buy" it, they can just merge the code into OS X Server today, for free. ;)
     
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  11. G51989 macrumors 68030

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    Lolz. Why would they need to buy something thats already free?
     
  12. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Not to mention how can you even buy FreeBSD ? It's not a company, or a product, it's a community of people building an operating system. You can't exactly buy a community.
     
  13. G51989 macrumors 68030

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    This is also free. Its like trying to buy Linux, its not something that can be purchased by anyone.
     
  14. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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  15. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Trademarks can't be merged into Mac OS X server (what would be the point ? Mac OS X Server, now with FreeBSD (tm) ?), the BSD community doesn't really have patents to speak of and the people would just be replaced on the project by other people, assuming Apple would make them agree to never work on FreeBSD again (you can see where that lead them with Linus Torvalds).

    No, really, OP got trolled hard core.
     
  16. Drew017 macrumors 65816

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    I'm a little late on this... but this image came into my head when I read the words troll site...

    [​IMG]

    sorry...
     

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