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Old 10-29-2006, 07:35 PM   #1
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OS X applications on Ubuntu

Can I install OS X applications (proprietary software) on Ubuntu. If not, is there a Linux distro that will install it. How good will they run on linux. I know that Open Office, GIMP, and Q CAD run on OS X, but not quite as good as on Linux.
Old 10-29-2006, 07:39 PM   #2
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AFAIK, no.

Most OS X applications use the Aqua interface, which is not available under Linux. OS X does include X11, which allows certain Linux apps to be ported to run on OS X, but not the other way around.



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