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Darwin

Darwin is the core of Mac OS X. The Darwin kernel is based on FreeBSD and Mach 3.0 technologies and provides protected memory and pre-emptive multitasking. Darwin runs on PowerPC and Intel based Macintosh computers (currently there is a difference in the Intel versions of the Darwin and Mac OS X kernels). Some notes on Darwin can be found here.

Home Page(s): http://developer.apple.com/opensource/
HTTP Download: http://www.opensource.apple.com/darwinsource/
Mailing List(s): http://lists.apple.com/mailman/listinfo/darwinos-users

NetBSD

There is a version of NetBSD for PowerMacs and OpenFirmware PowerPCs, no G5's as of this time.

Home Page(s): http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/macppc/
FTP Site(s): http://www.netbsd.org/mirrors/
Mailing List(s): http://www.netbsd.org/MailingLists/

OpenBSD/macppc

OpenBSD/macppc runs on New World PowerMacs (most models in the post-beige era).

Home Page(s): http://openbsd.org/macppc.html
FTP Site(s): http://openbsd.org/ftp.html
Mailing List(s): http://openbsd.org/mail.html
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