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Friday, September 24, 2010

Mac OS X An Introduction for UNIX Users

This is a technical introduction to Mac OS X, mainly targeted to experienced UNIX users for whom OS X is at least relatively new Some emphasis on comparisons with Free BSDI’m assuming basic familiarity with operating system design Where I’m coming from:UNIX user and some-time admin since 1990Full-time UNIX admin since 1995NeXTstep user and admin since 1991This presentation covers primarily Mac OS X 10.3.5 (Darwin 7.5) Opening Remarks This presentation Copyright ? 2003-2004 Leon Towns-von Stauber. All rights reserved.Trademark notices Apple ?, Mac?, Macintosh?, Mac OS?, Aqua?, Finder™, Quartz™,Cocoa?, Carbon?, Apple Script ?, Rendezvous™, Panther™, and other terms are trademarks of Apple Computer: The Early Years The NeXT Years Apple Redux History The history of Mac OS X is closely intertwined with that of Steve Jobs 1975 Steve Jobs co-founds Apple Computer1984The Macintosh is released1985Jobs leaves Apple Computer History Apple: The Early Years 71985 Jobs founds NeXT Computer Avadis (”Avie”) Tevanian, co-developer of Mach, leads software engineering efforts Jon Rubinstein heads hardware development 1988 Next Step 0.8 NeXT Computer 1989 Next Step 1.0 History The NeXT Years 101994 NEXSTEP 3.3HP PARISC support added Open Step API specification created (in collaboration with Sun)1995OPENSTEP/Mach 4.0Sun SPARC support added 1996 OPENSTEP/ Mach 4.2 NeXT purchased by Apple Rescue attempt for both NeXT and Apple operating systems Jobs returns to Apple as “advisor” History The NeXT Years 111997Jobs made “interim” CEO of Apple Avie Tevanian leadssoftware engineering Jon Rubinstein leads hardware engineering Rhapsody DR1Support for Power PC and x861999Mac OS X Server 1.0Support for PPC only Graphical interface based on classic Mac GUI Darwin Mac OS X DP1, DP2 History Apple Redux 122000 Aqua graphical interface demonstrated Mac OS X Public Beta2001Mac OS X 10.0, 10.12002Jordan Hubbard (of Free BSD Project) becomes Darwin project manager Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar)2003Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther)2005Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) History Apple Redux 13 Answers Ancestry Operating System Products The Structure of Mac OS X What Is It? It’s an elephant mean, it’s like the elephant in the Chinese/Indian parable of the blindmen, perceived as different things depending on the approach What Is It? Answers.

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