Darwin
Darwin 8.0.1
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Darwin is the core kernel of Mac OS X. The Darwin kernel is based on FreeBSD and Mach 3.0 technologies and provides protected memory and pre-emptive multitasking. Darwin runs on both PowerPC- and Intel-based computers.

Note: Darwin should not be installed onto a Mac OS X partition. It is a goal for a future release of Darwin to be easily interchanged into a Mac OS X system.
What's New
Version 8.0.1:
  • PowerPC 64-bit support.
  • Darwin/x86 installs onto and boots from an HFS+ (journaled) partition.
  • GCC-4.0
  • Enhanced dlopen(3) API support.
  • Korn shell (ksh) included.
  • launchd, a dynamic system management daemon, replaces SystemStarter and init
  • And much more...
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • PowerPC G3+ or Intel CPU
  • OS X 10.3 or later








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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Jun 2005
I'm wondering if I could compile some command-line apps (things I've run in Terminal in OS X) for Intel with Xcode 2.1, then run them on an Intel box with Darwin. Is it difficult to get Darwin built-up on Intel? I'd like to try it on an old Compaq Pentium II box.

Is there any risk of PC Malware running under Darwin on Intel?
[Version 7.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Apr 2004
we talking about Darwin period not OS X, which is built on Darwin.
[Version 7.0.1]


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Sitzar commented on 17 Nov 2003
Does anyone understand what the #*$$ all this means? I'm running Darwin (MacOS X 10.1.5) on an old PowerMac 8600 (though Apple claims it can't run on my computer). Do I need to download and install?
[Version 7.0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 25 Aug 2005
To mention this very late, it's now possible to run Mac OS X 10.4.1 (Tiger) easily on an SSE2 or better an SSE3 x86(_64) processor !

http://www.osx86project.org tells you more !
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Roes rated on 29 Jul 2012

[Version 8.0.1]


Downloads:8,455
Version Downloads:1,774
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:12 Jul 2012
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Darwin is the core kernel of Mac OS X. The Darwin kernel is based on FreeBSD and Mach 3.0 technologies and provides protected memory and pre-emptive multitasking. Darwin runs on both PowerPC- and Intel-based computers.

Note: Darwin should not be installed onto a Mac OS X partition. It is a goal for a future release of Darwin to be easily interchanged into a Mac OS X system.


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