x86-compatible

Posted by: iraszl

x86-compatible - 11/25/02 08:18 AM

http://www.opensource.apple.com/projects/darwin/6.0/release.html<br><br>scroll down to the bottom of the page where it reads:<br>Darwin 6.0.2 x86-compatible<br><br>what does this mean and where does this lead to?<br><br>http://raszl.net
Posted by: MacGuru

Re: x86-compatible - 11/25/02 08:54 AM

It means nothing darwin has allways been x86 compatible, it is based on NeXTStep which ran on x86 machines. However the aqua interface and quartz and all the things that makes OS X rather than just darwin would not run on x86. Also all apps would have to be recompiled/rewritten in order to run on x86 processors.<br><br>"I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring."<br>- Richard P Feynman, Last Words<br>