[rescue] OS X is certified UNIX

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Wed Jun 13 16:30:48 CDT 2007

" From: Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at verizon.net>
" >From: Sandwich Maker <adh at an.bradford.ma.us>
" >" From: Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at verizon.net>
" >" 
" >" >From: Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at verizon.net>
" >" 
" >" 
" >" POSIX <> Unix,
" >
" >a mostly - but i'll concede not completely - semantic difference.
" POSIX was a target for Gov't applications, IIRC - so they could, if desired, transfer an application from an HP-UX platform to a MS platform, or vice versa, but of course, the API was (probably) so limited, that it was actually too constrained to support a "real" production system...

i know of one hp -> nt port - a medical system - and they used

i vaguely recall a mid-'90s review/comparison of the ms posix pkg vs
interix.  iirc their conclusion was that the ms software was cheap,
slow, and buggy, whereas interix was fast, robust, and [comparatively]

" >" [0] First there was Software for Unix, now there is Subsystem for Unix ;^) See:
" >
" >the 'software' suite was crap and intended solely to meet govt 'open
" >system' definition, not for actual use.  the subsystem was developed by
" >interix to be a posix-compliant layer over the nt microkernel in place
" >[]
" The Unix "Support"is now included in Windows Server 2003 R2 - it is not the Interix bolt-on... They have "embraced" Unix support, to allow you to use a Windows 2003 R2 server in a heterogenous environment...

they've been watering interix down until it won't run on its own, only
alongside win32.  a lot of it - i spotted r-commands - has leaked into
xp too.
Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
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