BSD, a variant of UNIX, is three times more popular on the desktop than Linux thanks to Mac OS X and its BSD foundation, Ernest Parbakar of Apple told attendees at the USENIX BSD Conference yesterday, according to The Register. Parbakar discussed the current state of Mac OS X, urged BSD developers to bring their applications to Mac OS X, and noted, among other things, that Apple has acquired a lot of talent from companies such as Eazel, Sun, and FreeBSD.