Under the Hood: The Architecture of Mac OS X
Jonathan 'Wolf' Rentzsch
Tuesday October 23rd at 7:00pm
Red Shed Software
College of DuPage, Room 2800
The Mac OS started out as a single-user, single-tasking operating system
for the world's first information appliance. It placed human factors
above everything else, resulting in great advances in some areas and
glaring weaknesses in others.
Mac OS X (pronounced "Ten") is the Mac OS placed upon a Mach 3
microkernal with a FreeBSD personality and a NeXT flavor. The Mac finally
gets a modern memory model and supports no less than five programming
models concurrently (Classic, Carbon, Cocoa, Console and Pure Java).
I'll walk you through the history of Mac OS X, from both sides of its
RIG/Mach/NeXT and Apple hertitage. Along the way, I'll make fun of
Apple's various attempts at implementing the next generation Mac OS, will
talk a little about Mach's cool VM tricks and probably whine how X is a
step backwards concerning usablity.
Jonathan 'Wolf' Rentzsch (email@example.com) is the embodiment of
Red Shed Software and runs a Macintosh Programming Special Interest Group
in Schaumburg. In between reading and coding, he'll venture outside for a
bike ride or will pontificate on various list servers about obscure
topics. He encourages his competitors to purchase and mandate the use of
products with the most market share.
The next general meeting of UniForum Chicago will be:
October 23rd, 2001
7:00pm to 9:00pm
College of DuPage
Building SRC, Rm 2800abc
22nd and Lambert
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56).
Take Butterfield West to Lambert Rd,
then Lambert Rd North to 22nd St.
Turn right and look for Lot 2 or the Faculty/Staff parking lot (behind Lot 1)
on the right side of 22nd St.
Walk to the SRC building, room 2800 is on the second floor of the west side
of the building,
upstairs from the north doors facing Lot 2.
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