Can you look at OS X code?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Lukefish, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Lukefish macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering if there is anyway to look at the code for OS X? Would be cool to see how Apple makes their computer's work! Is there a program that you can look at the code in? Guessing its not in Xcode seeing as thats for making your own apps.. :apple:
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Darwin, the Unix foundation for OSX is open source and you can look at it. Everything else, is proprietary and not available.
     
  3. Lukefish thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    Found it... downloading now :) Thanks a lot!

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    Just downloaded... does it only work on PowerPC based Macs? I'm running on 2009 Macbook Pro...
     
  4. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    No, it will run fine on that computer, unless you're downloading a really old version somehow.
     
  5. leman macrumors 604

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    Much of the OS X and iOS is open-source. You can get the latest source code at https://www.opensource.apple.com
     

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