Re: Is this going to be true ?

From: Henning P. Schmiedehausen (
Date: Wed Dec 11 2002 - 18:47:38 EST

Herman Oosthuysen <> writes:

>kind of BSD, so to release a Linux version of MS Office and other
>utilities, would be very easy for them as they just need to recompile
>the Apple versions.

BS. Mac OS X does not use the X11 window system. That's where the fun lies.
If a company decides to release an application for Linux they will either
rewrite it using Motif (ugh) or use a modern window tool kit like GTK or
QT. Or even (horrors) use some sort of Windows Compatibility Library like
WINE or WxWindows.

But you can't compile a MacOS X application on Linux. You're missing all of
the necessary display libraries and infrastructure.


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