Archive for the 'Darwin' Category

WWDC For All

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

John Siracusa recently wrote about Apple’s almost universally condemned strategy of distributing recorded conference materials after the show is over. He asks “Why does Apple jealously guard the content presented at WWDC?” It’s a good question, and it probably has to do with compelling future attendance at conferences. After all, Apple is probably thinking, if […]

The Network Domain

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

A much-overlooked perk of Mac OS X’s BSD underpinnings is the presence of full-fledged support for NFS (network file system) in every shipping version of the operating system. This support serves as the underlying technology for the “Network Domain,” the fourth member of a family of directory hierarchies that also includes the System, Local, and […]