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Apple shores up open-source commitment with Darwin

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April 7, 2000
Web posted at: 9:56 a.m. EDT (1356 GMT)

LOS ANGELES (IDG) -- At Internet World here on Wednesday, Apple furthered its open-source strategy with the release of Darwin 1.0, the technology that forms the core of the company's OS X operating system.

The company also announced an updated version of the Darwin Streaming Server, which streams video and audio content to desktop computers.

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Apple released Darwin to give developers access to the source code underlying OS X, allowing them to tailor the software for specific requirements and fine-tune the operating system for particular applications.

The technology is said to be processor-independent, allowing it to run on Intel-based systems as well as the PowerPC architecture used in Apple's own hardware. The Darwin kernel is based on FreeBSD and Mach 3.0 technology, and also supports the Kernel Extension Developer Kit to facilitate the development of drivers and loadable modules.

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Apple also announced an updated version of the Darwin Streaming Server, the open-source version of its QuickTime Streaming Server software. The updated version adds support for Windows NT-based systems to the existing support for Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Linux, and Solaris.

Darwin 1.0 can be downloaded from Apple's Web site (see link below) and the Darwin Streaming Server will be available in May.



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