Reply to post: OSX is not unix, it's mach kernel with BSD userland

Who cares what Apple's about to announce? It owes us a macOS x86 virtual appliance for non-Mac computers

sed gawk Silver badge

OSX is not unix, it's mach kernel with BSD userland

See title,

if you think "UNIX" means a terminal, sure it will meet your needs, but if you mean UNIX, as in the semantics that your application can rely upon, then no, it's not a UNIX, not a particularly good BSD.

If you want UNIX, use UNIX, if you want Linux, use Linux, but stop with this idea that a non-UNIX kernel is a UNIX.

Try AIX if you want UNIX, or an actual *BSD. I bet, you'll hate it.

UNIX uses monolithic kernels, MACH uses microkernels, they are not the same design.

As for the "overrated linux", how many of the top 500 supercomputers run any form of apple os?

The current top ten all run linux,

If you like the UI, like the hardware, please enjoy it, but stop gaslighting us.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon


Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2020