Darwin is a Unix-based open source operating system and forms core of Mac OS X. The Darwin kernel is based on FreeBSD and Mach 3.0 technologies. Darwin runs on both PowerPC-based Macintosh computers and some Intel-based personal computers.
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Apple Developer Connection: Darwin Releases
Official page with downloads of the various Darwin releases and developer tools.
Bringing the full world of Unix Open Source software to Darwin and Mac OS X.
The GNU-Darwin Distribution
A Unix distribution which focuses on the porting of free software to Darwin and Mac OS X.
Hexley the Platypus
The mascot of the Darwin OS.
The Challenges of Integrating the Unix and Mac OS Environments
A paper on the design issues Apple faced when they ported the Mac OS to a semantically different Unix base (Darwin). (June 19, 2000)
Open Software in a Commercial Operating System
A paper written by Wilfredo Sánchez, the then Open Source Engineering Lead at Apple, about the use of open source in commercial software such as Mac OS X Server. (June 10, 1999)
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