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    Mac Software In Ubuntu?

    My workstation at home is a Ubuntu box, but I've got a Mac for work. There are some Mac-only apps that are simply phenomenally clever. While there are multiple solutions to the dilemma of running Windows apps on Ubuntu, I haven't come across any that I know of for running Mac apps. Even though I understand the economics involved, I'm still surprised about this, because the heritage of OSX and Linux makes it seem like it should be a lot easier feat to accomplish than getting Win apps to work. Am I missing something here?
    Desktop: Hardy Heron running on Intel QX6700, 4GB RAM, nVidia 8800GTX, and some GIGABYTE P35-based mobo.

    Laptop: MacBook Pro, running Hardy in a virtual machine within OS/X 10.5.

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    Re: Mac Software In Ubuntu?

    Contains swearing. Apologies if offends anyone But make the point
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFAJDbV9Vfs
    Last edited by fatality_uk; October 29th, 2008 at 10:48 PM.
    Want an alternative to 99% of Windows applications?
    http://www.osalt.com/

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    Re: Mac Software In Ubuntu?

    yeh currently there isnt a "wine for OSX apps", its just a major priority right now
    HOME BUILT SYSTEM! http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/22804/ Please vote up!
    remember kiddies: sudo rm -rf= BAD!, if someone tells you to do this, please ignore them unless YOU WANT YOUR SYSTEM WIPED

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    Re: Mac Software In Ubuntu?

    well, in the case of my computer - linux does look exactly like os x

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    Re: Mac Software In Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tlon View Post
    My workstation at home is a Ubuntu box, but I've got a Mac for work. There are some Mac-only apps that are simply phenomenally clever. While there are multiple solutions to the dilemma of running Windows apps on Ubuntu, I haven't come across any that I know of for running Mac apps. Even though I understand the economics involved, I'm still surprised about this, because the heritage of OSX and Linux makes it seem like it should be a lot easier feat to accomplish than getting Win apps to work. Am I missing something here?
    If you tell us what kind of programs you are looking for, we might provide alternatives.

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    Re: Mac Software In Ubuntu?

    My friend has mac version of mathlab, which had to be hacked a little bit to be run. I think he was running debian.

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