Discussion in 'Technology' started by PsychoRealm, Sep 7, 2012.
Mac is based off UNIX
I can't wait until they make a minecraft redstone OS.
don't forget Linux is.
Also based on UNIX. What I wanted to say it's that Mac isn't fully related to Linux, their only relation is the kernel.
Linux is only UNIX-like and is written entirely from scratch. Mac OS X uses a fork of the FreeBSD kernel known as Darwin and has much source code in common. FreeBSD is descendant from 386BSD which is a descendant of the original BSD which is a descendant of AT&T UNIX. Mac OS X contains some source code from AT&T UNIX whereas Linux does not.
Do you realize how slow that would be running under Java? I think a OS running as a flash application would be faster. Also, don't forget Java doesn't allow you to declare a variable's type. Assuming UTF-16 character encoding, every boolean value in the OS would consume 16 bits instead of just one.
Has anyone ever used MINIX3? I think it's a relly nice OS. It just needs to support better filesystems, such as ext2/3/4, JFS, XFS, Btrfs, UFS, and ZFS, and needs to support more hardware.
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