How to avoid the Apple tax?

Matthew Polashek matt at
Sun Aug 26 16:44:32 UTC 2007

I've meddled in both OSX and Linux for some time now.  The OSX  
command line level stuff is a little behind where a pure Linux or BSD  
distro might be.  Many of the executable commands you might be used  
to in Linux of BSD will either not be present of be older versions in  

An argument could be made that OSX is more evil than Window$ because  
it isn't designed to run on non-apple hardware.


Matthew Polashek
matt at

On Aug 25, 2007, at 7:00 PM, Mark Kelly wrote:

> Hi.
> On Saturday 25 August 2007 23:51, Mike Kent wrote:
>> The Mac OSX runs on top of Linux, so just pull up a text window  
>> same as
>> in Ubuntu and you're in Linux. It's a customized Linux
> No, it's not. It's based mostly, but not entirely, on FreeBSD and  
> uses a
> Mach kernel, not Linux.
> Hope this helps.
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