what operating system your computer is running on?

what operating system your computer is running on?


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Paul_Yeo

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let's see what photographers are using

maybe if u have more than 1 system, do state, eg Mac for processing, Unix for backup, etc....
 

Paul_Yeo

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sorry, i considered WinXP is the big umbrella for its other version (Win2k, Win2003, win2k server, winxp pro, winxp server etc) and similarly for unix (BSD, HP-UX, Solaris, etc) and also for Linux (whatever distro)
 

Paul_Yeo

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oeyvind said:
Mac OS X is UNIX.
me not mac user....so for this OS X, it is UNIX architecture only right? or the user can actually use UNIX commands? and the other design also UNIX?

eg, os x got the su thing? need to mount device like in unix? got shells?

or users cannot use any hints of unix but a pretty interface?

pardon me, i haven't got the privilege to use the famous OS X before :cry:
 

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In OS X there's a Terminal app which opens a bash shell where you can do Unix commands, including su, etc which you mentioned. Even perl, etc are available. Tho it's a BSD subsystem I wouldn't really consider OS X Unix tho.

But generally, you don't really get hints of a Unix/BSD system.

Regards
CK
 

oeyvind

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Like it or not it's UNIX-based, and Apple is the world largest UNIX shipping vendor.

What you think the Supercomputer cluster at Virginia Tech is running on?

http://www.apple.com/macosx/

http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/unix/

A UNIX timeline/family tree here: http://www.levenez.com/unix/

If you want to see how your Mac OS X is actually been boot up in verbose mode, try holding down command-v (sorry for the mistake earlier, V key works only for very old Mac OS X) key after you press power on... ^^

Anyway, if you are technical inclined, read this nice article from an ex-colleague: http://www.kernelthread.com/mac/osx/

Now, back to the topic, running Mac OS X 10.3.7

Code:
omega % uname -a                                          
Darwin omega.local 7.7.0 Darwin Kernel Version 7.7.0: Sun Nov  7 16:06:51 PST 2004; root:xnu/xnu-517.9.5.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC  Power Macintosh powerpc
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omega % hostinfo
Mach kernel version:
         Darwin Kernel Version 7.7.0:
Sun Nov  7 16:06:51 PST 2004; root:xnu/xnu-517.9.5.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC


Kernel configured for up to 2 processors.
2 processors are physically available.
Processor type: ppc970 (PowerPC 970)
Processors active: 0 1
Primary memory available: 2048.00 megabytes.
Default processor set: 69 tasks, 182 threads, 2 processors
Load average: 0.02, Mach factor: 1.97
 

jsbn

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Paul_Yeo said:
me not mac user....so for this OS X, it is UNIX architecture only right? or the user can actually use UNIX commands? and the other design also UNIX?

eg, os x got the su thing? need to mount device like in unix? got shells?

or users cannot use any hints of unix but a pretty interface?

pardon me, i haven't got the privilege to use the famous OS X before :cry:
The base for OS X is UNIX.

Abit different, but if u noe Linux, u are more-or-less there. :D
 

Xaler

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I ran Linux in the past (another PC runs Windows mostly for games and MS Word). Last year I got a Mac and have been using it since. I find the interface friendly and most importantly for me, it's has a UNIX based core. The Linux knowledge I have can be transferrred to OS X.
 

Wai

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oeyvind said:
Code:
omega % hostinfo
Mach kernel version:
         Darwin Kernel Version 7.7.0:
Sun Nov  7 16:06:51 PST 2004; root:xnu/xnu-517.9.5.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC


Kernel configured for up to 2 processors.
2 processors are physically available.
Processor type: ppc970 (PowerPC 970)
Processors active: 0 1
Primary memory available: 2048.00 megabytes.
Default processor set: 69 tasks, 182 threads, 2 processors
Load average: 0.02, Mach factor: 1.97
Alright, we know you are running Dual G5 with 2GB ram :blah:

btw, what is the command to show the above in Linux? :sweatsm:
 

Firefox

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Paul_Yeo said:
sorry, i considered WinXP is the big umbrella for its other version (Win2k, Win2003, win2k server, winxp pro, winxp server etc) and similarly for unix (BSD, HP-UX, Solaris, etc) and also for Linux (whatever distro)
In that case, just classify as WinNT 5.X, Unix Sys V and Unix Sys VII.


Running WinNT 5.0 anyway.
 

sriram

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Debian GNU/Linux at home.. secure, small (300MB total install with compiler and X windows), fast and robust, unlike windoze.
 

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