||02-03-2011 03:03 PM
Brainstorm about a hypothetical system
I've been thinking a lot lately about Linux, Windows, OSX, and the like.
The main problem that I have with Linux is the fact that I can't get the good proprietary apps that I love in a Linux environment. I am left without iTunes, Photoshop, MSOffice, etc, forced to load them in wine, which works well enough, but eats a bit of processor, and sometimes doesn't support what I need.
I realize that OSX is BSD based, which means it has UNIX at its heart. Would this mean that with a bit of work, I could get Linux programs compiling and running on a Mac? and with further work, also desktop environments like KDE and Fluxbox? And, in the end, could i get the things I love in Linux to run on a Mac natively through its UNIX base, while using the OSX ability to run Mac versions of CS5/Office/Games and such natively? I think if I could, I could probably create my dream system with a powerful command line, the software that I love, and a desktop that I can customize to my hearts content.
Any one have any thoughts?
Again, this is just a pipe dream, but do you think its possible?