Re: Mac OS X is Unix
Sorry for the double post, anyway, I ment that it doesn't list OS X as a registered product. Is there another link you have?
Either way, it doesn't matter as long as OS X does what whoever is using it wants. I also didn't get from the article that OS X was a bad thing, more like that maybe some of the users that switched to OS X should not have necessarily used Linux/Windows, etc. Either way, it's all a matter of opinion, use what you like and what you enjoy is my opinion.
Re: Mac OS X is Unix
> % The question and debate about whether
> % Mac OS X is truly Unix or not was
> % debated online a long time ago on
> % slashdot.com and osopinion.com. The
> % reason for the debate was the fact
> % the name Unix belongs to the Open
> % (http://www.unix-systems.org/).
> % the url to the concluding article on
> % osopinion concluding that OS X was
> % Unix-like though not true Unix and
> % therefore not recognized by the Open
> % Group:
> % It should be noted that a footnote at
> % the very bottom of the article
> % a link to the Open Group web site.
> % hearing about the question of Apple's
> % X position in relation to other
> % the Open Group updated their web site
> % include Apple as a company supporting
> % the unified Unix specification:
> % So, as far as the Open Group is
> % concerned, OS X is as Unix as any
> % flavor out there. Just because OS X
> % different in its installation than
> % type of Unix you use does not make it
> % not Unix. What Unix is is determined
> % the body that controls the use of the
> % name Unix, which is the Open Group.
> THANK YOU I have been looking for this
> snippet of information for nearly 2
> weeks now and couldn't remember where I
> had read it. I went to the Open Group
> website at one point but somehow I
> missed it.
I looked through the website, looked through it before regarding Apple, and there is not much else mentioned about Apple, including the Registered Product section, and, I think you missed the footnote which states "Footnote 1: This is a list of vendors who have expressed support for the specification and does not constitute any endorsement by The Open Group of the company or their products. "