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Old 03-03-2008, 12:30 PM   #1
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Question Is it possible to run Mac and Windows Applications on Fedora 9? Or any Linux?


I heard the new Fedora 9 project would allow users to open .exe files, .dmg files, and .pkg files. Is this true or is it a myth? Why can't it be done if not true? PLEASE HELP ME OUT!!!!
 
Old 03-03-2008, 01:51 PM   #2
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Sounds like a myth to me,

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Why can't it be done if not true?
Linux has a few programs that will allow you to run windows programs in them Wine is one of them. If you didn't know you should know Linux is NOT window it's not trying to be. If you have a windows program you just can't live without keep windows, dual boot linux or see if you can find a linux program that will do what you need done. You will find that for every one program windows offers linux has 3 or more that you can pick from to do the same thing.
But bottom line is, you don't have to use just Linux or just windows you can use what ever you need to get the job done.
 
Old 03-03-2008, 03:09 PM   #3
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Well, let's see.

We can run windows programs through wine, through rdesktop to a windows box, a qemu/vmware sesssion etc. Mac OS X program I don't know any way to run in linux. For old Mac Programs (like pre-OS 7) you can use Executor to install and run them.
 
Old 03-04-2008, 06:26 AM   #4
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Cool Other Choices

Here are some other sites which may be useful:

www.codeweavers.com

www.vmware.com

www.winehq.com
 
Old 03-04-2008, 12:39 PM   #5
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I heard the new Fedora 9 project would allow users to open .exe files, .dmg files, and .pkg files. Is this true or is it a myth? Why can't it be done if not true? PLEASE HELP ME OUT!!!!
Yes, it's true. The only drawback is it cannot run Linux programs. And you are mistaken, it's not called Fedora. Actually, this is split into two different projects, one is called MS Windows and the other is Mac OS X.
 
Old 03-04-2008, 01:13 PM   #6
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I don't see any reason to consider this a "myth". With wine you can already open Windows(tm) applications. I run many Windows games, Mavis Beacon Typing, MSOffice, Turbo Tax, and Quick Books from Linux (all Windows apps). The "new" part of this seems to be the Mac stuff. But, Mac's now run on Intel hardware, so the main historical problem of porting Mac apps to Linux (i.e. the processor is completely different) is no longer a problem. They should be able to be run at near (if not full) native speeds with an API translator similar to wine.
 
Old 03-04-2008, 07:41 PM   #7
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I think by myth he means that (to the uninitiated) the difference between running eg MS via Wine and running MS natively on Linux is lost.
Ie, some people think you CAN run MS natively on Linux...
 
  


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