No, it doesn't.
That article is somewhat wrong, and totally misleading in the way it's titled.
Mac OS X nowadays is based on Darwin and chunks of existing open source software from a large number of sources like BSD, GNU, Mach, ... and even Linux.
First off, to be technical, Linux is a kernel. The entire userland is what's called Gnu. OSX uses a custom kernel (that, I admit, could very well be borrowing source code from Linux), with a BSD userland. BSD does use some Gnu, but not a lot.
The OS-X Linux connection exists for several reasons:
* You only have or like Apple hardware.
* Interaction with commercial software.
* Input / Output devices only compatible with Apple hardware.
* Audio or Video interfaces that don't have Linux drivers.
* Customized software that only works in one platform.
* Perhaps you are not used to compile Linux kernels.
* File transfer and exchanging.
That part just makes no sense whatsoever. Like none. Zilch. Nonsense.
EDIT** ok, I re-read that again and Ithink I get it. This is not a conection, this is reasons to bridge the gap and create a "hybrid", if you will, of the two OS's.
The missing link between OS X and Linux in many respects is X11 or the X window system referenced above in its own section.[quote]
Huh? WTF? Who the hell wrote this? X is far from "the missing link" here. There are a lot more fundamental differeces out there... And to add to that there is more than X11 for Linux. I myself use X.org, and I havce heard great things about XFCE.
[quote]Many of the commands only available in Unix systems before are becoming more and more available in OS X in particular because of the Fink project which is also an Open Source initiative. Therefore it should not be hard to have that same Linux functionality with Apple hardware.
I don't think this person understands the difference between core systems utils and run of the mill apps. Fink has nothing to do with that statment.
I understand what you're saying in your comments Spyrios. What I'm saying is DO NOT belive everythign you read as gospel just cause it's published. This person has some basic errors in his understanding that causes this article to be misleading.