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Spencer Caplan
August 18th, 2009, 10:25 PM
I am familiar with Wine, but does anyone know of any good, (or any at all), emulators for Apple software? I am just trying to run GarageBand. If anyone has a similar program for Linux, then that is fine also.

donkyhotay
August 18th, 2009, 10:31 PM
I have never seen an osX equivalent to wine (running osX software on linux). I don't pay close attention to this so something may have changed but the question does come up from time to time here and the answer has always been no.

Choose
August 18th, 2009, 10:42 PM
Here are some Linux alternatives you may consider

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LMMS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audacity

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardour_%28audio_processor%29

jrothwell97
August 18th, 2009, 10:48 PM
Here are some Linux alternatives you may consider

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LMMS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audacity

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardour_%28audio_processor%29
If we're fair, they aren't really Linux "equivalents" of GarageBand (they each cover a separate niche and don't have the feature set and ease of use of GB). Jokosher is meant to be quite good, but I've never given it a proper go.

Unfortunately, you almost certainly can't run closed-source Mac OS X software on Linux. If it were open-source it might be possible to port it to GNUStep with minimal effort, but that's only if it's open-source.

Spencer Caplan
August 18th, 2009, 11:47 PM
Oh well. I will give Jokosher a try. Thanks for the help. Apple is so closed-source that it is sickening.

shockdiode
August 19th, 2009, 03:04 AM
I also highly recommend Ardour for multi-track recording and editing. There's a bit of a learning curve and takes a little fiddling to get set up properly for low latency recording, but I really like it.