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???wine to emulate mac programs???

Link to this post 27 May 11

Is there any such thing such like wine for linux that would or could emulate mac osx programs?? Anything is possible

Link to this post 27 May 11

It might be possible to run OS X i a virtual machine (virtualbox, etc) on Linux, but I don't believe I've heard of something wine-like for OS X applications - and a quick google indicates that in 2007 nobody had done it yet. You've got the Mac on Linux project, but it seems somewhat dead now, and looks more like a virtual machine for PowerPC than something wine-ish.

You're absolutely right that it's possible to do it. The problem is that reverse-engineering and re-implementing undocumented APIs take a lot of time and resources, and there aren't that many mainstream applications available on OS X that are not also available on Windows - and hence runnable in wine. The need just hasn't been big enough yet.

I might be wrong though, there are lots of projects on the Internet that I've never heard of ;)

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