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Old 05-20-2013, 09:42 AM   #1
dwmolyneux
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Question running ipad or Iphone apps on linux?


My question is that I have an IMVU 2Go app and Itunes that I would like to be able to run on my Linux Desktop. Is there anything out there that I can use to run these that is similar to using Wine or PlayOnLinux? Is the another option?
I have been searching the web for over a month now and still coming up empty.

I'm running Linux Mint 13 on an HP computer with Intel Chipset. This is a 32-bit cpu.

Thanks in advance for any help I can get on this.

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Old 05-20-2013, 07:17 PM   #2
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Apple tends to use hardware-level DRM which makes it very difficult to emulate Mac OS and iOS environment.

In addition, Mac OS and iOS are a type of BSD, and don't run Linux kernels. Nor do they, as far as I know, ship Linux compatibility kernel modules or userlands like some other BSDs. Doing a search on the internet seems to indicate that while older versions of Mac OS are able to be emulated on VirtualBox, newer versions cannot be. However, for Mac OS- where most if not all iOS development is done, there is XCode which comes with an iOS simulator. I don't know if you can run apps on it though.

Even if you can, you will need the source code, as your x86 CPU can't run the ARM compiled binaries and I'm under the distinct impression XCode is an x86 suite.
 
Old 05-21-2013, 03:40 PM   #3
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I am still surprised that very little cross platform between linux and mac exists. You'd think it would be easy to get a BSD system to run some apps but not at all.

The only few ideas are these two suggestions.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5...inux-or-window

http://askubuntu.com/questions/12069...ipod-ipad-apps
 
Old 05-22-2013, 12:15 AM   #4
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They dont want you to access apple with linux. They know linux gurus would find a way to do it. Apple is a billion dollar industry and have a bigger hardon against linux than windows even though they are cousins sharing a similar system.
 
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