A Wine-like compatibility layer to run Mac OS X programs on Linux?
Greg K Nicholson
newsgroups at gkn.me.uk
Fri Nov 9 01:28:49 UTC 2007
Is a compatibility layer (like Wine) to run Mac OS X programs on Linux
feasible? Does one already exist?
It seems to me, the uneducated layman, that it should be *easier* to
make a Mac compatibility layer (“Mine”?) than one for Windows since: OS
X is Unix-like, Darwin is open source (so less reverse-engineering), and
Cups is already shared between OS X and Linux, so... there's some common
ground, right? On the other hand, OS X has a faster release schedule
than Windows, and there's (arguably) much less demand.
Anyhow, it'd be cool if we could say “all OS X programs will Just Work™
on Ubuntu, too”.
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