[rescue] OS X is certified UNIX

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Wed Jun 13 15:29:57 CDT 2007

>From: Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at verizon.net>
>Date: 2007/06/13 Wed PM 03:04:43 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: Re: [rescue] OS X is certified UNIX

>>From: Sandwich Maker <adh at an.bradford.ma.us>
>>Date: 2007/06/13 Wed PM 03:04:43 CDT
>>To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>>Subject: Re: [rescue] OS X is certified UNIX
>>" From: Sridhar Ayengar <ploopster at gmail.com>
>>" Michael Parson wrote:
>>" > On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 01:07:04PM -0400, Magnus wrote:
>>" >> http://www.opengroup.org/openbrand/register/brand3552.htm
>>" > 
>>" > Only 10.5 on Intel?
>>" And I wonder if SFU under Windows would qualify for UNIX branding?
>>" That would make the UNIX brand kind of meaningless.
>>sfu as it is now, yes.  interix as it was, no; you could boot the 2.2
>>kernel and ditch win32 and have a posix-compliant system.

POSIX <> Unix, and WinNT and all it's decendents were/are POSIX-compliant, enabling the federal government to purchase these "Open" systems based on WinNT architecture... ;^)

Microsoft has tools that can be loaded on top of WinNT-bsed systems to make them "Unix-like" (SFU, and now, SFU)[0]

Additional info available here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POSIX


[0] First there was Software for Unix, now there is Subsystem for Unix ;^) See:


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