Codeweavers / WINE
Post date: May 10, 2012 3:29:57 PM
Now, I'm just going to put this out there to the multi-verse... I
would like to see either CodeWeavers, or some other company put out a
similar product, but, instead of making Windows apps run on Linux; I
would like to see OS X apps run on Linux.
You know, Linux and Unix/OS X are closely related. And, now that OS X
runs on the Intel platform, it seems to me that it would be much
easier to make OS X apps run on Linux versus getting Windows apps to
run. But, that is just me... I don't have the necessary skills to make
this happen, but, I think it is definitely something the Linux
community might want to explore... The primary reason people want to
use CrossOver, or similar WINE type systems, is to get applications
that they would otherwise lose by switching to Linux. OS X has made
some serious in-roads in the category of getting apps that will draw
Windows users to OS X, and has so many developers working full tilt to
develop these apps. Even Microsoft has seen the writing on the wall
and has knocked out a SilverLight port and developed Microsoft Office
2008/2011 for OS X.
I would love to run both Office 2011 and SilverLight (Netflix), and
for that matter, the Adobe Creative Suite on my Linux install...
Just sayin'... There are those that would pay for this ability... I
know I would...
Just a word about emulation/WINE, and the possibility of getting OS X
apps to run on Linux. If you do use these programs, be certain to buy
the windows or OS X applications that you want to run. Make sure that
you pay the developer his/her cost to own that program. The reason you
want to run it, is the same reason you should pay for it. Don't pirate
software, pay for your licenses.
(Just my 2 cents on this topic...)