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Old 04-15-2008, 01:30 PM   #1
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Question Running Mac software on Linux


To my knowledge Mac X OS is UNIX based. Which means it shouldn't be too hard to port their software to linux... wouldn't it?

Does anyone know any utilities to run Mac software on Linux? Might be more compatible than trying to run windows software.
 
Old 04-15-2008, 03:43 PM   #2
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allthough mac is unix based most of the librarys are propiety and unique to OSX
anything simple command line based that uses no mac specific librarys should work on linux with just a recompile

anything more complicated that uses the mac osX gui toolkit for example will not work without extensive rewriting
 
Old 04-15-2008, 03:45 PM   #3
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allthough mac is unix based most of the librarys are propiety and unique to OSX
anything simple command line based that uses no mac specific librarys should work on linux with just a recompile

anything more complicated that uses the mac osX gui toolkit for example will not work without extensive rewriting
Figures... why can't anything ever be simple!
 
Old 04-17-2008, 02:40 PM   #4
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However, it wouldn't be as hard to port linux/unix/bsd over to the mac
 
Old 04-17-2008, 04:38 PM   #5
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that is indeed the case as the libraries that are used for linux software being freely avalabale are installable on a mac
 
  


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