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Old 03-09-2012, 01:06 PM   #1
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Mac software


I know I can get Windows software to run in Linux, (Ubuntu specifically). Is there a way I can get mac software to run under Linux. I specifically need Keynote.

I am aware that there are alternatives to keynote/power point but for reasons beyond the scope of the question they will not suffice. Should I need to change to another Distro to do so that is ok. A Google search turned up nothing newer than 2008.
 
Old 03-09-2012, 11:19 PM   #2
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The short answer, no.

There have been a few projects to create a WINE-like compatibility layer between Mac OS X and Linux, and in theory it's certainly doable, but it has just never come together.
 
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:31 PM   #3
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You could build a Mac OS virtual machine on the Linux host and install the Mac software on the VM.

Ken
 
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:18 PM   #4
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You could build a Mac OS virtual machine on the Linux host and install the Mac software on the VM.

Ken
Exactly. VirtualBOX or VMWare.
 
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:50 PM   #5
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No, you cannot.
You could try a virtual machine such as this:
http://mac-on-linux.sourceforge.net/
 
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:00 PM   #6
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No, you cannot.
You could try a virtual machine such as this:
http://mac-on-linux.sourceforge.net/
Yes, these answers were given to the OP before. And the MOL software was last updated in June, 2007, which makes it a bit old.

OP, VirtualBox runs the latest Mac OSX very well..I'm even running Xcode on it, and developing iPhone/iPad apps. A bit of Google searching will turn up a pre-built VirtualBox virtual disk image, already built and configured. Download the torrent, AFTER purchasing your license for Mac OSX, and you should be all set; the website where I got mine had VB settings, too, so make sure they match. VirtualBox is painless to install, as you can get it from most distros online repositories.

Be sure to also install the VirtualBox guest tools and the extension pack, or you'll have VERY poor performance. After you install VirtualBox, go under File->Preferences->Extensions, and install the VirtualBox Extension Pack, available from Oracle's website (free, http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/se...ads/index.html).
 
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:03 AM   #7
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Thanks to all for the VM idea. I was hoping to not need to purchase an OS to accomplish the goal. Thanks again.
 
  


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