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Old 01-31-2004, 03:52 PM   #1
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Mac Os X 10.3 and Running Unix/Linux apps

I have a mac running mac osx 10.3.2 and i was wondering if through the terminal and unix if i can run Unix/Linux apps since mac osx is based on unix. Also i was wondering if i could use Wine on my mac.
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Whether you can run linux/unix apps on a mac depends on the app. If you have a c compiler and GNU make, you ca probably compile _most_ of the same software on a mac. And quite often, open source projects will offer a mac binary. I'm not sure about wine. Download a tarball from their site and have a go at compiling it
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wine? no, there is no 'mac' version of wine, wine isn't a full fledged emulator it emulates the windows API, not an intel processor, thus it will not run, or even compile on a mac, because it still runs windows programs natively on the processor. To run windows programs you'd need something like bochs, or *shudder* virtual pc...
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yes....shudder is the right word....i cant stand virtual pc.
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The easiest solution for you is to install Fink.
Fink projet aims to port all Linux applications to OS X.
It works so good that you can have even KDE or others as desktop environment.
You need to have Apples' X11 installed before that.


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