[rescue] OS X is certified UNIX

John Francini francini at mac.com
Wed Jun 13 14:53:14 CDT 2007

2.5 years ago means you would have been managing Jaguar or Panther  
(Mac OS X 10.2 and 10.3, respectively). Those versions definitely  
would cause much consternation for any dyed-in-the-wool UNIX admin  
who expected Macs to just be a UNIX with a different GUI.

In those versions, the needs of the GUI drove the underpinnings, and  
the inherited FreeBSD command-line stuff was largely left as-it-came.  
In Tiger and Leopard, Apple has put a lot of work into fixing these  

On 13 Jun 2007, at 15:39, Robert Darlington wrote:

> I guess the pigs have flown.  I did NOT enjoy my time managing about
> 1200 OS X systems as a UNIX admin.  Hardly anything behaved like every
> other UNIX or UNIX like system I ever used.  Hell, even NIS ignored
> the shell field in the password maps.  Maybe things improved in the
> past 2.5 years to the point where a UNIX admin woudln't wan to throw
> these things out a window.
> Bob
> On 6/13/07, Magnus <magnus at yonderway.com> wrote:
>> http://www.opengroup.org/openbrand/register/brand3552.htm
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