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sorry for being ignorant but could someone tell me what DARWIN is


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I have seen a couple posts about DARWIN but I havent quit figured out what it is or where I can get it if I want it.

so if someone could enlighten me
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What Is Darwin (and How It Powers Mac OS X). :girl:
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It's what powers Macintosh
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ok but how do I know if I have this? or do I have this? and im not sure but did it say it can run any program file? such as any .exe?

I read the whole thing but it was very confusing. Why would you need this if I dont have it?
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Darwin is mostly used by software developers. It is part of Mac OS X but it runs in the background and a simple user like you and I don't really need it. Are you asking this question because you want to run .exe files?
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Macs are amazing to say the least. On the top is this awesome GUI and the intuitive nature of how things operate. Its so much fun just dipping your toes in the water or smelling the ripe apple ... but then underneath the bonnet lies a gloriously powerful engine ... V6, V8 or V12, whatever you like, but you need to get your hands dirty if you're going in there...

I am still smelling the ripeness of the Apple so to me Darwin is just that chappie who came here to Tassie centuries ago and then moved on to the Galapagos or was it the other way around ...
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Darwin powers OSX, however I think you are looking for a program called Darwine.. which allows you to run simple .exe apps in osx.

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ok but how do I know if I have this? or do I have this? and im not sure but did it say it can run any program file? such as any .exe?

I read the whole thing but it was very confusing. Why would you need this if I dont have it?
Everyone has it. It's what powers Mac OS X. It lies deep underneath all the iCandy™. You use disk image files, and you pretty much drag the app to your Apps folder. :-)
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Darwin powers OSX, however I think you are looking for a program called Darwine.. which allows you to run simple .exe apps in osx.
AHAH! Well Darwine is not the same thing at all. Darwin is the core of Mac OS X while Darwine is an emulator but not really (or so people say!) to run certain Windows programs on a Mac. :girl:
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AHAH! Well Darwine is not the same thing at all. Darwin is the core of Mac OS X while Darwine is an emulator but not really (or so people say!) to run certain Windows programs on a Mac. :girl:
indeed, but i figured since his question included .exe files that was his goal and darwine gets its name from running in osx which is powered by darwin..

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BTW, this is Darwine. It's a port to Mac OS X of WINE.
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indeed, but i figured since his question included .exe files that was his goal and darwine gets its name from running in osx which is powered by darwin..
Yeah exactly. I asked why BernaskiBLAZE mentioned .exe files because to me in this context (Darwin) it sounded strange and not really belonging together.
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well I asked because I kept seeing thing around and yes I want to run some EXE files on this computer right now I am using a progrm called crossover but is this DARWINE better?

and thanx for the clarification
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Why don't you just use boot camp if you want to use Windows? Or use Paralells... :headphone



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because crossover is cheaper then windows..

Cross-over imo is better then darwine, although it is still in development.

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