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Running Mac OS X programs in Windows


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#1 haun

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 09:51 PM

I have googled this exact term and all i really get is either running Windows programs in a mac or emulating OS X PPC on Windows.

Im not exactly in dire need, but this would be interesting.

Im not looking for OSX emulation/virtualiziation, been there, too slow.

Im looking for a simple way to run Mac OSX programs in Windows environment with no virtual OS.
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Posted 27 December 2009 - 10:23 PM

I know what you're asking, and I don't think it's possible (it's against Mac's EULA anyway, I think).
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Posted 27 December 2009 - 10:51 PM

I don't think so either, and here is why. OS X is a Unix based architecture. So is Linux (well, sort of). At any rate, you wouldn't expect Linux based apps to run in a native Windows environment, any more than you would expect Unix to run in a native Windows environment. The underlying operating systems are just too different. And since you have been searching all day and you can't find a solution, that would tend to solidify my opinion.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 10:02 AM

Yeah, the way they work is just too different. You can run Windows virtualized in a Mac (but Microsoft doesn't like it), and you can run (I suppose) OS X virtualized in Windows (it's against the EULA though, like I said). And some programs are generally compatible across both OS's (I know MATLAB is, is a simple computer language software program).

But you cannot run an "app" that was made for Mac inside Windows (which runs "programs").

I know you would love to bring your useful apps with you when you go to your PC, but it just won't happen. Sorry. :huh:
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Posted 28 December 2009 - 10:48 AM

Actually, i found this
Run linux apps in windows with andLinux

also, running applications built for OS X isnt against the EULA; running the actual operating system on a non windows machine is. but i already knew that.

Edited by haun, 28 December 2009 - 10:50 AM.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 11:00 AM

That's great. You are still running your apps in a specialized (beta) environment, not natively in Windows. :huh: I also don't see anything about OS X support. Looks like an interesting project though.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 12:04 PM

Cool. :huh:
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