Archive for July, 2006

A Technical History of Apple's Operating Systems

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

The very first chapter I wrote for Mac OS X Internals: A Systems Approach was the “history” chapter. My goal was to create a comprehensive and detailed book. I deemed it important for the reader to understand the long and eventful journey toward Mac OS X. Therefore, I wrote the chapter as a technical history [...]

Accessing Kernel Memory on the x86 Version of Mac OS X

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

As promised in Chapter 6, Page 560, Footnote 8, here is a discussion of extending the Mac OS X kernel to provide the functionality of the missing /dev/kmem device on the x86 version of Mac OS X. Note that I’m categorizing it here as bonus material for Chapter 8 (Memory) because even though it is [...]

A Social Rendezvous

Thursday, July 6th, 2006

I will be there at the July 13 meeting of the CocoaHeads Silicon Valley Cocoa Programmer’s Group. From what I read on their web page, the meeting takes place at the Apple campus in Cupertino. Developers of all levels are welcome and there are no fees.


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