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pdeman2 03-15-2006 03:11 PM

Linux on other Oses???
 
I just need some clarification on linux for other operating systems. A friend of mine once showed me a version of linux that he was running on top of Mac OS X. After searching the web (including this site), it seems that this is not possible. Can linux be run on Mac, or am I just loosing my mind?

acid_kewpie 03-15-2006 03:14 PM

depends what "on top of" means... OSX has fink, which i think runs a whole heap of really standard linux compield software on it. maybe that's what he meant.

pixellany 03-15-2006 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by pdeman2
I just need some clarification on linux for other operating systems. A friend of mine once showed me a version of linux that he was running on top of Mac OS X. After searching the web (including this site), it seems that this is not possible. Can linux be run on Mac, or am I just loosing my mind?

Linux **IS** an OS....
Perhaps you are referring to some sort of "Virtual machine" approach in which an OS runs in a simulated machine environment. The most often discussed one is VMWare.

As for losing your mind, I'm afraid we can't help you there....;)

pdeman2 03-15-2006 03:42 PM

I swear, he just sort of mounted a dmg file and ran linux like it was a normal application.

Aperculum 03-15-2006 03:46 PM

When you say "ran linux like it was a normal application" it sounds like you are mixing KDE or something with linux which is just the kernel of the system

pdeman2 03-15-2006 04:36 PM

I'm pretty sure that he was running a full linux distribution from the Mac OS filesystem (Not using a virtual machine).


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