MacOS – Mac OS X = UNIX?


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How Unix is Mac OS X?

People always said ubuntu, linux is UNIX based OS, then how about mac os x?
from mac os x terminal i can see most of the unix command are available does it mean mac os also built on UNIX?

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Indeed 10.5 and 10.6 are Unix (tm) certified which linux is not.

To be more specific, Mac OS X is built on Darwin---a derivative of BSD---running on a Mach microkernel.

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