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Old 09-26-2005, 09:35 PM   #1
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Using Mac Apps In Linux...


I know you can use WINE to use Windows apps in Linux, but is there anything that you can use to use Mac applications in Linux? Seeing how Mac is Unix based, the transition should be cleaner.
 
Old 09-26-2005, 10:10 PM   #2
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It should, but if your not using a ppc architecture then the mac applications won't run. You would need to emulate the ppc architecture to get it to work. If you do have ppc based processor, then have a look at mac-on-linux (mol) here: http://www.maconlinux.org/. Hope this helps (and is correct)...
 
Old 09-26-2005, 10:36 PM   #3
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So which would give me better results for playing games that can be run on both Windows or Mac? WINE or "Mac-on-Linux"?

EDIT: No I don't have a PPC processor. I'm a i386 man. AMD Athlon 1600+ XP

=D!

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Old 09-27-2005, 01:45 AM   #4
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Also, check out PearPC, which is an older project used for getting the actual Mac OS up and running: http://pearpc.sourceforge.net/
I haven't tried setting it up myself, but it seems like it should be a...fun project
 
Old 09-27-2005, 03:23 AM   #5
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If you don't have a PPC chip then you won't be able to use Mac-on-Linux. If you want to play Windows games on linux, the best way is Cedega.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 01:33 PM   #6
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If you don't have a PPC chip then you won't be able to use Mac-on-Linux. If you want to play Windows games on linux, the best way is Cedega.
yup Cedega is great. I play WoW on my debian box and get roughly 30% better performance in Linux with Cedega then i did under winXP on that same system.

More games play on Cedega then on MAC as there are more windows based games then there are MAC based games.

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PS i just got a iMAC about a month ago. i can tell you that it is not a very good gaming platform unless you have 1G or more RAM. with 512M it was pathetic and even with 1G it is not that great.

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Old 09-27-2005, 05:57 PM   #7
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I just want to get Starcraft running. Maybe Warcraft III. I was wondering which would be more efficient: Using the Windows version or using the MAC version. As well: Cedega costs money... >>
 
Old 09-27-2005, 06:04 PM   #8
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I would say windows, as you would have to emulate a ppc processor to get it to work using the mac version, with wine (wine is not an emulator) it is a hack of the windows api, so doesn't require any emulation. But wine is still in beta, and so not all apps work.
 
Old 09-28-2005, 03:00 AM   #9
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How were you proposing to run the Mac version under linux again...?

Use Wine, both those games run reasonably well under it I believe.
 
  


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