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The Evolution of Darwin

The Evolution of Darwin

At the heart of Mac OS X one finds Darwin, an open source core that integrates a diverse collection of powerful technologies in a robust, flexible architecture. Darwin is like Linux with a day job: By day, it stays discreetly in the background, running Mac OS X. By night, Darwin shows its open source roots: hackable, extensible, and the product of the same community, culture, and traditions that created Apache, sendmail, GNU/Linux, Mozilla, and UNIX itself.

Users are happy, but engineers also get to have their fun.

That’s what it’s all about really, isn’t it?

By Matt Lee

Artist, writer, director and recovering free software user.

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