|FROM ||Paul Robert Marino
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Google operating system
|Robert Menes wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 9:44 AM, Paul Robert Marino wrote:
>> Well Apple is treading on questionable ground with OSX.
>> when I worked with mac's I noticed an "Apple Developers License" tacked on
>> to the install package for gcc.
>> also OSX has an interesting history. It all started with something they
>> called MKLinux http://www.mklinux.org/ which Apple sponsored and that was
>> latter forked into OpenDarwin where the swapped out a lot of the GNU
>> licensed software for BSD licensed software but not all of it. In truth
>> MKLinux was not really Linux at all because it used the Mach kernel its
>> actually more closely related to GNU/HURD and in reality it was a GNU/Mach
> While I know about the ADL, isn't the truth that OS X stemmed out of NEXTSTEP?
> Yes, Apple had MkLinux and was supporting it (they and the OSF
> Research Institute
> work on it together), the only thing that came from MkLinux into OS X
> was the Mach 3.0
> kernel, as it was ported to PowerPC and allowed Apple to have a basis
> on which to form
> OS X. But the reality is that a vast majority of the technology in OS
> X (including developer
> tools and the like) came out of NEXTSTEP.
> According to the history section of the Darwin article on Wikipedia:
> "Darwin's heritage began with NeXT's NEXTSTEP operating system (later
> known as OPENSTEP), first released in 1989. After Apple bought NeXT in
> 1997, it announced it would base its next operating system on
> OPENSTEP. This was developed into Rhapsody in 1997 and the
> Rhapsody-based Mac OS X Server 1.0 in 1999. In 2000, Rhapsody was
> forked into Darwin and released as open-source software under the
> Apple Public Source License (APSL), and components from Darwin are
> present in Mac OS X today."
> And more about the history of OS X from Wikipedia:
That is sort of true. Quartz which is the basis of their GUI environment
(which is not X11 based) and the tools for developing for the GUI came
from NEXTSTEP however most of the core OS really came from the MKLinux
other than the components related to the GUI most of NEXTSTEP and
OPENSTEP was scraped.