Anders F Björklund afb at
Mon Apr 27 00:09:58 PDT 2009

Rainer Müller wrote:

>>> For one
>>> thing, if you are running on Mac OS X you are not running on pure
>>> darwin;
>> ah ?
>> i thought that "pure darwin" was the UNIX layer under the GUI, not
>> only the OS for those who don't have GUI at all
> No, puredarwin is <>.

The +puredarwin variant also applies to the Apple OS releases
darwin8 and darwin7 etc, in addition to PureDarwin's darwin9.
See "Binary" at

Technically it currently reads "Darwin, without Carbon/Cocoa".
Usually implies using X11 instead, for the graphic interface.
But for most people it is easier to just use FreeBSD instead :-)


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