[Nottingham] Linux webcam? (Martin)

Joshua Lock incandescant at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 14:47:27 BST 2008

Hello Jim!

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 2:11 PM, Jim Moore
<jmthelostpacket at googlemail.com> wrote:


> In answer to your other question: Mac OS X compatible does not necessarily
> mean Linux compatible. It does, however, mean *BSD compatible, as Mac OS X
> is *BSD based. :)

Nooooooo!!!! Mac OS X does not mean *BSD compatible.
Darwin/Mac OS X use the Mach kernel [1], not the BSD kernel. The BSD
stuff in Mac OS X is a FreeBSD 5.whatever userspace iirc.

Mac OS X support means, in most cases, that the vendor ships an OS X
binary driver with installer.


Just wanted to nip that in the bud before people go off buying Mac OS
X compatible cameras.

- J

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mach_(kernel)

Joshua Lock
incandescant at gmail.com

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