Darwin on x86

Jujucad

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i see that apple develop a x86 version of Darwin, perhaps to release a Mac Os X on x86 in the future (please please please). I want to try but before that, i ask u if anyone have try it to know i fit's work well.

Coze it's "just" the darwin engine, i suppose we cannot do more than shell commands.

Somebody could confirm that?

Thks in advance.

 

rharder

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It's kinda like putting Linux on your box, only you won't be able to use all the RPM's out there. You'll probably want to get XFree86 for Darwin. I think there are links from www.darwinfo.org.

-Rob
 

Jujucad

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thks for the link,

so does that means that we can install mac os X above a darwin/x86?
 

rharder

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No, all the graphical elements and the Cocoa stuff is Apple-only.

It's kind of an odd marriage, having the *nix kernel open source but making it primarily only useful for selling Mac OS X.

Does anyone out there use Darwin by itself for reasons other than fiddling around?

-Rob
 

ginoledesma

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On an x86 box, I'd go for Linux -- better hardware support and more software. I don't know of any advantage of Darwin/x86 over FreeBSD/x86 as well.
 
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