installation question depending on mac harware platform

Posted on 2007-10-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
uname -a on my mac box gives me:
Darwin 8.10.1 Darwin Kernel Version 8.10.1 root:xnu-792.22.5~1/RELEASE_I386 i386 i386

I would like to install the virtual desktop available as a download from the apple site.

but it says in the requirements:

System Requirements

    * Mac OS X 10.3 or later
    * Transition effects require support for Quartz Extreme

Will mac os x 10.3 be equivalent to darwin 8.10 (my machine)? can i assume mac os x 10.3 software will run in my darwin 8.10 box?

Question by:LuckyLucks

    Author Comment

    What's the difference between darwin and mac os x?
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    Accepted Solution

    This explains DARWIN

    In effect it is the core of OSX.

    To simply find out what release of OSX you are running .. click on the apple logo top left of the screen and click the 1st option ... About this Mac

    Under the apple logo you'll see the current version of OSX you are running.  No need for Terminal commands

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