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OSX MountainLion Core Technologies Overview

OSX MountainLion Core Technologies Overview

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Published by: Sherif Eltoukhi on Oct 13, 2012
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OS X Mountain Lion
Core Technologies OverviewJune 2012
 
2Core Technologies Overview
OS X Mountain Lion
Contents
Page 3 IntroductionPage 4 System Startup
BootROMEFIKernelDriversInitializationAddress Space Layout Randomization (ASLR)
Page 7 Disk Layout
Partition schemeCore StorageFile systems
Page 9 Process Control
LaunchdLoginwindowGrand Central DispatchSandboxingGateKeeperXPC
Page 16 Network Access
EthernetWi-FiMultihomingIPv6Remote AccessBonjour
Page 21 Document Lifecycle
Auto SaveAutomatic VersionsVersion ManagementiCloud Storage
Page 24 Data Management
Spotlight Time Machine
Page 26 Developer Tools
LLVMXcodeInstrumentsAccelerateAutomationWebKit
Page 33 For More Information
 
3Core Technologies Overview
OS X Mountain Lion
Introduction
With more than 65 million users—consumers, scientists, animators, developers, systemadministrators, and more—OS X is the most widely used UNIX® desktop operatingsystem. In addition, OS X is the only UNIX environment that natively runs MicrosoftOce, Adobe Photoshop, and thousands of other consumer applications—all sideby side with traditional command-line UNIX applications. Tight integration withhardware—from the sleek MacBook Air to the powerful Mac Pro—makes OS X theplatform of choice for an emerging generation of power users. This document explores the powerful industry standards and breakthrough innova-tions in the core technologies that power Apple’s industry-leading user experiences.We walk you through the entire software stack, from rmware and kernel to iCloudand developer tools, to help you understand the many things OS X does for you everytime you use your Mac.

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