[rescue] OS X is certified UNIX

Micah R Ledbetter vlack-lists at vlack.com
Wed Jun 13 23:48:06 CDT 2007

On Jun 13, 2007, at 16:04, Lionel Peterson wrote:

> 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 was just reading this[0] article on the history of the "POSIX  
checkbox" (so-called by the article).

> 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...

SUA is also included in Vista Ultimate and Enterprise. Of course,  
they don't include things like Server for NFS. Because - don't be  
unreasonable here - if you want to remotely mount your disks, you  
should have to buy Windows Server.

[0] http://www.phptr.com/articles/printerfriendly.asp?p=691503

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