Re: Darwin 1.3.1?

Subject: Re: Darwin 1.3.1?
From: Vance Dubberly (
Date: Tue Apr 17 2001 - 13:39:03 MDT

I don't think Apple actually did the port to intel. That was the result of
the Open Source community. Probably some hacker near the north pole who
couldn't run Darwin on a PPC because he needed the Pentium to keep his house


On 4/17/01 12:33 PM, "Chris Ruprecht" <> wrote:

> Apple has posted Darwin 1.3.1 as a free download. I guess, it's as good as any
> other BSD UNIX but then, it would not run on my 9600 as it's not on the OS X
> supported list - but who knows, I might give it a try.
> But, they also posted an Intel version of Darwin which absolutely surprises
> me. What are their plans with that? Are they doing any Mac OS X ports to the
> Intel platform? There were rumors they would, but why? The Pentium, even if
> you take a 1.2 GHz version, doesn't have the horsepower to support some of the
> applications (like iDVD I think it's called). What are they up to with such a
> port? Are they trying to cut into the Linux market, and if so, what for? Or
> are they trying to cut into the Windows Market? Certainly not with a
> graphics-less UNIX OS ...
> Any ideas, anybody?
> Best regards,
> Chris
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> Chris Ruprecht
> (972) 856-3891

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