Slashdot: OSX now officially UNIX

The Stig

macrumors 6502a
Nov 4, 2006
On the track
What does this mean for me, a regular mac user planning to buy 10.5 when it comes out. How does this change my life?

The Stig


macrumors G4
Jul 17, 2002
this is a good thing.
Yes, it is. But it really is not really a particularly big deal. Apple worked very hard to make Darwin fully POSIX-compliant, but did not seek POSIX certification. Darwin is now the first BSD which has received UNIX 03 certification. This is a nice piece of paper to have, but it is not like your can suddenly do things now that you could not do before. But, it does give the Mac community bragging rights to the only official UNIX-based consumer-oriented operating system.


macrumors 603
Feb 4, 2004
Florida Resident

Currently, the only commerical enterprise level database that runs on a Mac is Oracle and they haven't touched it in 18 months. Maybe this will get them off their butt and support Intel and Leopard. It doesn't make sense to use a old PowerPC based, Panther Server version of an old version of Oracle.