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Witchcraven    564
We should all welcome OS X to the official unix and Open Source game development forum. I have used it a lot , mostly for programming, and it beats every other OS I have used IMO (yes, even linux, I am writing this on linux(linux still rocks too) so dont flame me.). It is based of BSD 4.4, Mach 3.0, and something else. It has the best GUI I have ever seen, and the kernel(darwin) is open source and free. There is even an X implementation for it, but who would want to use it when you have aqua though. Plus it has a series of nice clean programming frameworks. Welcome OS X!

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Floppy    122
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We should all welcome OS X to the official unix and Open Source game development forum.



Welcome

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There is even an X implementation for it, but who would want to use it when you have aqua though.


Maybe you would want to use X to use X programs , or maybe because you are one of those everything must be free zealots and don''t want to use OS X''s proprietary gui.

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Martee    476
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Maybe you would want to use X to use X programs , or maybe because you are one of those everything must be free zealots and don''t want to use OS X''s proprietary gui.

... in which case you probably wouldn''t be running proprietary Apple hardware

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Martee    476
I can walk into a store and buy all the parts I need to build a PC. I can buy any individual part from more than one company. I don''t have to pay a premium for colored plastic and features I don''t need. Can the same be said for Apple? *That''s* what I mean by proprietary.

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Strife    374
I actually considered downloading one of the Darwin ports to the x86 a bit ago, but then I thought about it: Since you don''t get Aqua, what''s the point?

Seriously, though, OS X seems awesome, and it really makes me want a Mac. Who knows, maybe Apple will be nice and make an x86 port of Aqua for us :D

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KwamiMatrix    122
Luv Mac OS X. Plan to purchase a PowerMac G5 or a new IMAC late this year of early 2003 to compliment my Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop and PS2 running PS2 Linux(Soon).

Edited by - KwamiMatrix on February 14, 2002 2:00:43 AM

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wall    134
I installed OS X on my Mac a couple of weeks ago and it sure rocks!
Aqua is so neat!
BTW, is it possible to compile Mac applications on a PC? Cause I don''t have a compiler on my Mac. Also, if I would buy a compiler, is Code Warriors the way to go?

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poozer    122
Are you looking to do OS X or OS 9 development? OS X comes with the cc compiler (which is really gcc renamed). It also comes with a developer tools CD. Make sure you install that.

Edited by - poozer on February 14, 2002 2:52:52 AM

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Ravuya    135
quote:
Original post by wall
I installed OS X on my Mac a couple of weeks ago and it sure rocks!
Aqua is so neat!
BTW, is it possible to compile Mac applications on a PC? Cause I don''t have a compiler on my Mac. Also, if I would buy a compiler, is Code Warriors the way to go?


Use the developer tools. CodeWarrior is very, very nice unless you want to get down and dirty with Cocoa or textmode applications. But there''s nothing better for Carbon.

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Cyberdrek    100
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You mean you dont have the Mac looking ATX cases and monitors up there?
its a strange world we live in


Until they make a G4 case for PCs, I don''t want any of those coloured cases... hehehehe... BTW, I do like the G4 case, Oh and BTW, even Micro$haft''s staff think that apple should make an OS X port for Intel x86 processors. I hope Jobs will get the hing... I''d really like to see OS X on a PC.




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Cyberdrek    100
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Isnt all major computer hardware proprietery. You cant re-compile a CPU. NVIDIA does not release the secrets of nforce.


Waht it means is that Apple are the only ones to make Macs... Oh and the NVIDIA chipset is used by many many many OEM manufacturers for their cards....





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Cyberdrek    100
quote:
Original post by wall
I installed OS X on my Mac a couple of weeks ago and it sure rocks!
Aqua is so neat!
BTW, is it possible to compile Mac applications on a PC? Cause I don''t have a compiler on my Mac. Also, if I would buy a compiler, is Code Warriors the way to go?


If you want to use a good compiler for Macs, CodeWarrior is probably the best I know of. There might be some others that I don''t know of.

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Strife    374
You do realize, of course, that the AP recycled this post too, right?

/me is starting to get ticked off at this AP, and wished he had moderator status.

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