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Re: MacOS X (was Re: What *is* Gnome/KDE?)

kmself@ix.netcom.com writes:

> On Tue, Feb 22, 2000 at 03:49:59PM -0500, Joe Block wrote:
> > kmself@ix.netcom.com wrote:
> > 
> > > > > nothing else running on commercial Unix that comes close (I'm not
> > > > > counting Mac OS X as it's not based on X Windows and isn't a full Unix
> > > > > despite its Mach core).
> > > >
> > > > But on top of the mach core there is a full unix as I understand it,
> > > > including an Xserver that coexists with the mac display
> > 
> > I'm kind of curious - what makes you say MacOS X isn't a full unix?  I
> > run OSX Server on a couple machines and it seems pretty full to me -
> > most stuff builds with ./configure;make
> Interesting. My understanding was that MacOS X wasn't a full Unix.  I'm
> often wrong.
> Could you provide pointers to the Unixy features of MacOS X?  Are the
> standard Unix features and utilities provided or do you have to obtain
> them independently

Aren't you running things together here? Unix does not equal X. 
X-Windows is a completely different animal than "Unix". It's a
graphical system that is often associated with Unix, but not
necessarily unique to Unix. Certainly you can buy commercial X-Windows
implementations for Windows. I think X-Free86 even has a Windows

My understanding was that MacOS X was a full X-windows implementation
for MacOS.

Am I wrong in this?


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