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    OS X on a Sun blade 100 desktop

    This may be a stupid question, but would it be possible at all to run osx on a sun blade100? can it be done? as the hardware of the sun blade seems very similar to what a mac uses, but i don't know too much, so i dunno
    ..Could it run osx? - Anyway possible, as the sun hardware is pretty tidy!

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    unless you take mac hardware and put it in a sunblade's casing the answer is no
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    posible

    if u port it, it's posible. and because mac os X is called unix, it should be posix, but how u port it, i don't know.

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    porting requires recompilation of code (i believe)...since we do not have the code porting is not possible (at least by any easy means)...so that is why I said no.

    It doesn't matter that OS X is UNIX. There are UNIXen and UNIX clones on PC you know (NetBSD, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Solaris, Linux etc) but that doesnt mean that OS X can run on a PC just because it's unix in it's current form lol Hardware plays a role


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    that's why

    that's why the source needs to be ported to talk with the hardware, i only say it's posible when u can realy do some good programming

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    LOL...
    well anything is possible IF the source is available The source *si not* available so there is no use in talking about it lol...

    then again DARWIN *is* open source so one can port it to sun, graft xf86 on it and there ya go

    it aint OS X but its apple! lol
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    Re: posible

    Originally posted by PassY
    if u port it, it's posible. and because mac os X is called unix, it should be posix, but how u port it, i don't know.
    I'm not sure where you were going with this, but the only part of Mac OS X that is posix compliant is the BSD interface of Darwin (the libs and APIs), and would have nothing to do with porting the OS (Darwin, Aqua/Quartz, etc.) as a whole. It does come into play when porting apps for one OS to another.

    Just FYI

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    Re: OS X on a Sun blade 100 desktop

    Originally posted by mike505
    This may be a stupid question, but would it be possible at all to run osx on a sun blade100? can it be done? as the hardware of the sun blade seems very similar to what a mac uses, but i don't know too much, so i dunno
    ..Could it run osx? - Anyway possible, as the sun hardware is pretty tidy!
    The problem lies in the fact that Sun's use SPARC-based processors and Mac's use PPC-based processors. There is the possibility that you could run OpenStep for Solaris on the systems. This would give you a third option of environments to work in (Open Windows, CDE, OpenStep). The only problem is that the last version of OpenStep for Solaris was originally designed for Solaris 2.5 and the Sun Blade 100 is running Solaris 8 (actually it would have been 2.8 before they changed their version numbering system). OpenStep for Solaris is free though, and you get a Mac OS X-like experience (without Aqua) that is way better than CDE.

 

 
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