LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 10-17-2003, 06:15 AM   #1
v2-ncl
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 14

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question I Just dont get it


Ok this is as far as i understand... MacOSX is a unix backend.. then why dont they release applications for the linux os.. its pretty similar... aint it...

ho hum... feel free to correct me tho
 
Old 10-17-2003, 06:32 AM   #2
UltimaGuy
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Chennai, India
Distribution: PCLinuxOS .92, FC4
Posts: 840

Rep: Reputation: 31
MacOSX is based on FreeBSD and OpenDarwin, but the system has various custom components installed. So, while it is easier to port console based applications between them, it is different for GUI programs, as they use a different Graphical system(Aqua). So, the GUI applications are not portable. I hope this was what you were confused about.
 
Old 10-17-2003, 06:37 AM   #3
v2-ncl
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 14

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Hmm yeah i understand that part of the GUI its like kde n gnome using different libraries. wouldnt it just be easier to release the libraries for the aqua gui and port... i do understand that porting can be done, and if its easier to port to linux than to windows, then why dont they... im sure someone will one day
 
Old 10-17-2003, 07:38 AM   #4
Read_Icculus
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Distribution: MDK 9.2, Debian
Posts: 74

Rep: Reputation: 16
Why should they release the Mac applications for Linux? Apple wants people to buy Macs, it's really not in their interest to release any of their Mac specific apps on Linux. It's not like there is a massive market on Linux for the types of apps they sell. They don't even really sell much software in the first place, the money is in those sexy G5s and getting people to upgrade to the latest version of OSX. If you could run th Mac versions of everything on Linux then you have less of a motivation to buy a Mac. Just like if you could play every Windows game on Linux you would have less motivation to buy a copy of Windows (or realistically a box with Windows on it). Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dont no what these mean browser Linux - General 6 10-03-2005 12:04 PM
Dont know what to do ?? :(:( lighter Linux - Distributions 9 08-11-2005 12:50 PM
Ok i dont know what to do..... Tink Linux - Software 10 03-19-2004 06:55 AM
new to linux dont what distro to use dont no much command xman2007 Linux - Newbie 3 01-02-2004 06:32 PM
Things dont work when you dont understand withoutaclue Linux - Newbie 3 03-12-2003 10:51 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:39 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration