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Old 10th January 2012, 05:34 PM
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Install Mac programs on linux

is there a way to install mac programs on linux?
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Old 12th January 2012, 10:54 PM
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Re: Install Mac programs on linux

Don't think so. What program would you want? They don't make for Linux?
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Old 13th January 2012, 12:39 AM
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Re: Install Mac programs on linux

Dream on...
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Old 2nd November 2012, 12:05 AM
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Re: Install Mac programs on linux

Freebsd might be able to; it still might be a stretch. (Mac os is based on freebsd)
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Old 2nd November 2012, 12:25 AM
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Re: Install Mac programs on linux

You might be able to run OSX under Virtualbox under Linux.
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Old 2nd November 2012, 01:14 AM
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Re: Install Mac programs on linux

I was able to, at one point, run snow leopard on VMPlayer. It didn't run well--not sure of the legality--I didn't keep it, it was more out of curiosity.

If you want to try then just google sysprobs apple vmplayer

OS X uses a modified FreeBSD userland--that is, the kernel is different and I don't know if you could run an OS X program on FreeBSD, but tend to doubt it.

http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/f...ry/212006.html

Ah, seems I'm correct, it can't.
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Old 12th December 2012, 09:17 PM
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You might be able to run OSX under Virtualbox under Linux.
I had a VM Ware image of some version of OSX. It worked, but internet didn't.
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Old 12th December 2012, 09:56 PM
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Re: Install Mac programs on linux

Here's some hope...

http://darling.dolezel.info/en/Darling
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Old 12th December 2012, 10:51 PM
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More hope than I thought there was :P

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 18th January 2013, 04:24 PM
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Re: Install Mac programs on linux

Are you talking about any program in particular? Most will have an open source / a source compilable by Linux. I like the suggestion about BSD though, I'm very interested to see where that leads.
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Old 18th January 2013, 05:07 PM
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Re: Install Mac programs on linux

Programs that use Apple's GUI won't work on Linux, or anything else, including Darwin.

Darwin was released by Apple early on in the OS X development. It's been dead or on life support for some time, I think. It doesn't, and obviously won't, contain key OS X components like Quartz, Aqua, etc. It can't, by design, run Mac apps.

OS X is POSIX, and the usual traditional Unix/BSD/GNU toolset works. Those tools can be moved or ported to Linux, but they're already there, of course.
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Old 18th January 2013, 05:13 PM
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Programs that use Apple's GUI won't work on Linux, or anything else, including Darwin.

Darwin was released by Apple early on in the OS X development. It's been dead or on life support for some time, I think. It doesn't, and obviously won't, contain key OS X components like Quartz, Aqua, etc. It can't, by design, run Mac apps.

OS X is POSIX, and the usual traditional Unix/BSD/GNU toolset works. Those tools can be moved or ported to Linux, but they're already there, of course.
I think today, it's more the Carbon and Cocoa, but yeah; you're right.
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Old 19th January 2013, 04:28 AM
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Re: Install Mac programs on linux

I just jailbroke my iPhone recently and noticed that is uses dpkg (the debian version of RPM.) So some Linux stuff is compatible with mac. I can even get zsh.
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Old 19th January 2013, 01:38 PM
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I just jailbroke my iPhone recently and noticed that is uses dpkg (the debian version of RPM.) So some Linux stuff is compatible with mac. I can even get zsh.
dpkg and rpm are terminal apps. They aren't Mac programs any more than they are KDE or Gnome programs.

If it runs in a shell and doesn't call Carbon/Cocoa/Quartz/Aqua/etc. then it isn't considered a "Mac" program. OS X is a POSIX-compliant Unix so it can run the usual Unix software stack. (It ships with it).
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