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Old 03-01-04, 11:22 PM   #22
J.F.
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Originally posted by shupienis

Now that is really interesting, and pertinent to my own selfish little corner of the universe, because -- as I understand it -- the FreeBSD AMD64 kernel is also a Mach-based kernel. (How fitting that I sing weekly (weakly?) across the street from the CMU Software Engineering Institute here in Pittsburgh!)

This discussion is getting interesting, now!

... // Joe
Well, you could always check out the Darwin page.

http://developer.apple.com/darwin/

That is the kernel and drivers for OSX. The latest code equivalent to 10.3 is freely available. What is interesting is that Apple supports Darwin on x86 machines. It's not got as many drivers as the PowerPC version, but there are folks running Darwin and X11 on their PCs. I don't think they've modified the x86 version to handle AMD64 though.
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