[TriLUG] Mac OS X is UNIX?
robert at woozy.com
Mon Feb 11 17:05:39 EST 2002
I run OSX, and it is pretty amazing.
OSX is BSD based, command line and all.
I run MySQL, PHP and Apache on my OSX box as a development server and it
works pretty much the same as it does on our Linux servers.
With OSX I personally no longer feel the need to keep a linux box running at
<flame shields up>
----- Original Message -----
From: <gregbrown at mindspring.com>
To: <trilug at trilug.org>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 4:36 PM
Subject: [TriLUG] Mac OS X is UNIX?
> I was perusing slashdot and come upon the following article:
> The article is an interesting one and it is about Apple's Mac OS X.
> Apparently OS X runs UNIX at it's core but the article aslo claims
> that OS X is a real UNIX OS.
> Is anyone out there running Mac OS X? If so can you redirect your
> UNIX displays back to your Mac without 3rd party software? Can you
> mount drives? And is there an honest-to-goodness command line
> interface in OS X? Could Mac OS X be good enough as a UNIX machine to
> replace a Linux desktop?
> I haven't used a Mac in a LONG time but if they want to run UNIX on
> their desktop and not just at the core of the OS then I may have to
> seriously consider getting my hands on a Mac.
> I've heard about Yellow Dog Linux which can run on Mac hardware but
> I'm curious to hear how OS X compares to the more popular Linux
> Somehow I've it stuck in my head that Apple would never migrate Macs
> to be a genuine UNIX desktop workstation. I know they have had the
> rements of NeXT at their core for a long time but I've never been able
> to agree with the overall Mac vision (outside of it NOT being MS).
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