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I am working on a Mac Mini right now, with OS X 10.4.8, and it feels very linuxy. The terminal seems the same as on my SUSE 10.1 instalation, and Safari wanted me to unlock the default keyring. I know that OS X is based on UNIX, so I guess what I am asking is, how diferant is OS X from a distro of Linux?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I am working on a Mac Mini right now, with OS X 10.4.8, and it feels very linuxy. The terminal seems the same as on my SUSE 10.1 instalation, and Safari wanted me to unlock the default keyring. I know that OS X is based on UNIX, so I guess what I am asking is, how diferant is OS X from a distro of Linux?</div>

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</div>OS X is FreeBSD based (or so the rumours say), so it is gunna feel very linuxy taking into consideration that linux is another unix-like system. Both POSIX = they feel the same. Jeez, OS X even uses the X 11 window system.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">OS X is FreeBSD based (or so the rumours say), so it is gunna feel very linuxy taking into consideration that linux is another unix-like system. Both POSIX = they feel the same. Jeez, OS X even uses the X 11 window system.</div>

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</div>So, how much has Apple changed? It obviosly has a very slick graphics engin, but how is it under the hood? Will linux-based apps run under OS X? What about vice versa? What are the techical simularitys/diferances?
 

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The Reason OS X feel like Linux is really because GNOME has been transformed to look more like OS X and KDE more like Windows(This is to make is more appealing to users who already use Windows or OS X). If you look at much earlier GNOME versions you'll understand much better.
 

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So what about application compatibility?
 

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None that I know of. Maybe is you got a binary compatibility layer and then maybe a binary package might work. I know thats how you get Linux apps to run on FreeBSD. If you can do something similar in OS X, maybe. It would be difficult though.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">None that I know of. Maybe is you got a binary compatibility layer and then maybe a binary package might work. I know thats how you get Linux apps to run on FreeBSD. If you can do something similar in OS X, maybe. It would be difficult though.</div>
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Would FreeBSD apps work? Or is OS X to differant?
 

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Most likely to different, sorry.
 

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It's based on Free-BSD. My uncle says that most apps that are available on FreeBSD are also available very easily for OSX.<br><br>
He's a FreeBSD junkie...lol
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It's based on Free-BSD. My uncle says that most apps that are available on FreeBSD are also available very easily for OSX.<br><br>
He's a FreeBSD junkie...lol</div>
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Thats awesome. Do you know how its done? Anything special? I'd love to know. Thanks<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"> I haven't used FreeBSD much.<br>
Guess I deserved to get pwned since I didn't do my home work on this topic.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/buttkick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Buttkick">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">It's based on Free-BSD. My uncle says that most apps that are available on FreeBSD are also available very easily for OSX.<br />
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He's a FreeBSD junkie...lol</div>

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</div>I manly care about going from OS X to FreeBSD. That way, I can run FreeBSD, but still have all my nice, spiffy apps running <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 
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