Slashdot: OSX now officially UNIX

Discussion in 'macOS' started by willybNL, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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  2. The Stig macrumors 6502a

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    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?

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  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    It means that Unix certified applications will always run on the Mac.
     
  4. bigandy macrumors G3

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    intriguing... especially this bit, just to potentially make PPC users cry:

     
  5. The Stig macrumors 6502a

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    What kind of application would be helpful to a basic end user like myself?

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  6. Evangelion macrumors 68040

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    Not much. But in the science-community and the like this is a big deal.
     
  7. Loc macrumors newbie

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    Not much, but this is more important for businesses of all sizes who are considering using OS X as production server.
     
  8. aspro macrumors 6502

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    This is entirely for management types who still hold the UNIX brand in high regard, beyond marketing it isn't very important.
     
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  10. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    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.
     
  11. clevin macrumors G3

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    This need more elaboration, any examples?
     
  12. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    Oracle

    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.
     

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