Apple's OSX Leopard Gets First UNIX Certificate for BSD

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Oxford, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Oxford

    Oxford Guest

    Apple's OSX now beats Linux and MS Exchange Server on ALL fronts, at
    1/5th the price, for TWICE the speed!



    Open Standards Certification Strengthens Across System Platforms

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19 2007 -- The Open Group, a vendor and
    technology-neutral consortium focused on open standards and global
    interoperability within and between enterprises, today announced that
    both Mac OS X Leopard and Mac OS X Server Leopard from Apple Inc. have
    been awarded a certificate of conformance to the UNIX(R) 03 standard.

    UNIX 03 is the certification mark for systems conforming to the latest
    UNIX product standard developed by The Open Group Platform Forum for the
    Single UNIX Specification version 3.

    This certification is significant as it further broadens the installed
    base of UNIX systems in the marketplace to include a popular desktop
    platform. In addition, Apple's UNIX 03 certification is a milestone for
    the UNIX certification program since Mac OS X is the first operating
    system derived from the open source BSD base of historical UNIX products
    to meet the certification requirements.

    The Single UNIX Specification is a set of open specifications that
    define the requirements for a conformant UNIX system. Operating systems
    that support the Single UNIX Specification provide a set of standard
    interfaces allowing the rich catalog of back office and other
    applications that comply with the specification to be easily ported
    between the compliant operating systems. With certification of Mac OS X,
    end users now benefit from such applications available on a range of
    certified UNIX 03 systems available from major vendors, including Apple,
    Fujitsu, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Sun Microsystems.

    "For over ten years, the Single UNIX Specification has consistently
    provided both scalability and stability to end users -- one hallmark of a
    tried and true technology standard," said Allen Brown, president and CEO
    for The Open Group. "Operating platforms conforming to the UNIX 03
    standard assures enterprises with industrial strength products, as well
    as an opportunity to avoid limited choice in vendor partnership. In
    achieving UNIX 03 certification, Apple has shown true commitment to its
    customers in providing open solutions that are warranted and fully

    Further information on The Open Group can be found at

    Full Article:

    If you want to move up to the World's most modern UNIX, go here:

    World's lowest priced, fastest hardware here:

    Apple is the future of all serious UNIX, and MS Exchange users, so join
    in the fun!

    Oxford, Nov 19, 2007
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  2. Did not know MS Exchange Server was considered an OS! Might be worth
    comparing apples to apples.
    John Oliver, Jr. [MVP], Nov 19, 2007
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  3. Oxford

    Susan Guest

    or that Apple's OS was a messaging server...
    Susan, Nov 19, 2007
  4. Oxford

    Linonut Guest

    * Oxford fired off this tart reply:
    My favorite book, "Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment", gives
    equal time to Solaris, Apple OSX, FreeBSD, and Linux.

    That's all I need to know.

    And guess what? They all have slightly different features set that they
    support in their implementations of the "UNIX API".

    Oh, your comparison of OSX to MS Exchange Server is extremely
    misinformed, as is the price and speed comparison to Linux. From what
    I've heard, Linux now has a very fast TCP/IP stack.

    Maybe you should be back to making a Web page, a blog, a digital
    painting, or something else more in line with your skillset.
    Linonut, Nov 19, 2007
  5. Maybe you should be back to making a Web page, a blog, a digital
    I don't know. Perhaps don't suggest anything sharp. Crayons should be
    ok for him.
    Mark Arnold [MVP], Nov 19, 2007
  6. Oxford

    Bill Yanaire Guest

    My Ford Mustang beats my neighbors Taurus. The Mustang is more than twice
    the speed and drives much nicer than the Taurus. I think the Taurus is
    geared toward grandmothers.

    Bill Yanaire, Nov 19, 2007
  7. Yeah, but neither of them are Audi's so you're on a loser right there
    Mark Arnold [MVP], Nov 19, 2007
  8. You might as well say that the Ipod plays Itunes better than Exchange.
    Andy David {MVP}, Nov 19, 2007
  9. Oxford

    forty-nine Guest

    I hear the new iToilet plays a song when you flush
    forty-nine, Nov 19, 2007
  10. Oxford

    kevpan158 Guest

    I'll Bet My Infiniti Beats Your Audi. Just FYI.

    Just FYI. :)
    kevpan158, Nov 19, 2007
  11. It can be, OS X Server includes a lot of Open Source software especially
    messaging server packages.
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Nov 20, 2007
  12. Oxford

    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <> "Mark Arnold
    A friend of mine just bought an S4... Great car, if you like a car that
    rides like a truck, and gets even worse gas mileage.
    DevilsPGD, Nov 20, 2007
  13. Oxford

    Oxford Guest

    How so? OSX Server already wipes out MS Exchange at every level.

    MS is clearly caught since they can no longer produce software at the
    level of OSX Server.

    "Unlimited Seats" for $999, and fully UNIX and Exchange compliant...

    Microsoft is a dead end for anyone considering an enterprise level

    Apple has Bill by the BALLS, and he knows it. Bill is leaving next
    summer since he knows Apple is going to wipe out Corporate America with
    OSX Server.

    No need for MS, once you have this turned on...

    MS is an albatross, just as WANG and IBM were in the early 80's.

    Apple has the far stronger product, and the heavy weight hardware that
    can spell the end to corporate waste.

    the BIG Boys go here:

    nuff said...

    Oxford, Nov 20, 2007

  14. lol!
    Andy David {MVP}, Nov 20, 2007
  15. Oxford

    Oxford Guest

    Yes, and Apple's implementation will be the standard in the 10, 20 year
    time frame. Linux had a chance but didn't execute. OSX Server is now the
    king of business computing.
    I just know from history that Apple's OSX Server will become the
    dominate platform for businesses worldwide.

    Linux is 1/5th the sales of OSX Server or OSX Client, so Linux had a
    shot but didn't organize in time. Now Apple owns the future of all
    business computing.

    Ah, but you forget, MS Exchange is largely used in poorly performing
    companies. Nobody wants to use it unless they are forced.

    Those are facts.

    So given some time OSX Server will be the light that helps many
    companies move into the open source universe since Apple is the primary
    champion of those goals.

    Have a happy day!

    Oxford, Nov 20, 2007
  16. Oxford

    Oxford Guest

    Why did you just TOP POST, John?

    That's the purest mark of an idiot on Usenet.

    MS Exchange is a Server OS, used by companies that don't understand
    computing, and want to give bleed money to Redmond with no reason.

    Apple solves all that with Unlimited Seat Licenses that perform faster,
    with far less hassle than Exchange for your corporate seats. All they
    would notice is you are the HERO, by getting rid of MS in the mix, they
    can still use all their legacy MS Office Apps, they just wouldn't be
    tied to the old world MS Server solution for getting to them.

    Someday you'll move up to OSX Server, but it sounds like you are trying
    to protect your job, plus not care for the "user" like Apple is so
    focused on...

    What Apple does is WAY more PPPowerful than what MS offers you, for
    1/5th the price... $999 for unlimited seats, twice the speed, 1/5th the

    it's the advantage of being a true computer firm, not a "legal firm"
    like how MS was created and is operated to this day!

    only fools play into Bill's Dad's Firm...

    Someday you'll learn the facts I know, until then, you'll pay through
    the nose for no reason.

    The smart money always buys the heavy iron of Apple...

    Oxford, Nov 20, 2007
  17. Oxford

    kevpan158 Guest

    Oxford, Just FYI, You Say That Top Posting People Are Idiots? Just FYI.
    Well, I Need To Tell You That I Use To Work For The Post Office, Just FYI,
    And I Am Not An Idiot.

    I Use To Use Windows 2008 Server, Then I Used Vista, Then I Went To Ubuntu,
    Then Back To Windows 2008 Server. Just FYI.

    You Are The Idiot. Just FYI.
    kevpan158, Nov 20, 2007
  18. Why are you a troll Oxford?
    I think your posts are proof enough who the idiot is here.
    So, whats your agenda? Please post your true name. Since you are
    touting this crap, you should be more than willing to let us know how
    to get a hold of you so we can learn more from your wisdom.
    Perform faster? Prove it.
    Yea right. You want to help us poor uneducated admins.
    Twice the speed? How so?
    So, can you offer anything else but links and juvenile comments?
    Please tell us the facts.
    If Apple knew you were touting their stuff, they would probably be
    pretty embarrassed.
    Andy David {MVP}, Nov 20, 2007
  19. Oxford

    Oxford Guest

    no Susan, it was a fact filled post to show that the MGM is currently
    running on obsolete hardware and software. It's killing your business
    since everyone is now moving up to OSX.

    OSX Server the top of the line of you want to run the MGM effectively.

    MS basically lost the Server race about 3 years ago when they couldn't
    compete with Apple's OSX Server. They have completely stalled since then
    because of "employment issues".

    Now all successful companies are moving to Apple's OSX Server in droves.

    Check it out... it has the potential to make the MGM great once again!

    think of it as the powerful iPod for entertainment management.

    the world's largest media distribution service is handled through OSX.
    not through Microsoft... think about it.

    Microsoft product are more for the poorly educated IT persons (as a
    general rule) you can learn more about the "modern era" here:

    Apple has surpassed MS in all areas, so it's just a matter of time
    before everyone understands what is happening in the server market.

    Apple is now the primary server provider... PROVIDED you want the best
    for the least amount of money.

    Oxford, Nov 20, 2007
  20. Oxford,

    Exchange Server is NOT an OS. If you don't know this simple fact then
    trying to convince anyone smarter than a 5th grader will be a lesson in
    futility. For all we know, you could be a fifth grader! My son is a 2nd
    grader and knows this about Exchange Server. In fact, its an embarrassment
    to post to a Newsgroup of professionals and engineers of this very product
    you slam by someone who does not even know its a Message System that resides
    on an OS, in this case Windows Server only. Please post your real name to
    show us you have a spine or are you going to get grounded.

    BTW: Any other links you can provide that backs your agenda besides generic
    Apple website information pages? Another 5th grade move.

    I do own an Apple Macbook Pro, in fact, I am responding to your post on my
    Mac running Leopard with Bootcamp. Hmm, the irony.
    John Oliver, Jr. [MVP], Nov 20, 2007
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