Mac software on Windows... possible?

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  1. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    Usually, one would run Windows software either on Mac or Linux. But, I'm wondering if running Mac apps on Windows is possible? Is there a similar app to Wine/other for this purpose? :doubt:
     
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    Easier on VirtualBox, but still not worth it. Do note Apple's licensing, whether you pirate or not.
     
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    I'm familiar with those approaches, but I was actually wondering if one could install Mac software (not the operating system) on Windows. I suppose not, otherwise I would have found something by now. I haven't.

    Overtime I have found this or that Mac application that seems interesting, but of course no luck for Windows users. If there would be a way to try these applications on Windows as well, that would be something. :D
     
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    Of course, you can run iTunes & QuickTime. Then there was Safari for Windows ... o_O
     
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    Yes, but those were build to also have a Windows version, but what about Mac versions only? ;)

    By the way, were you upset for seeing Safari no longer being supported in Windows? :D
     
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    Safari had a lot of features I liked, it could be a bit crashy & freezy though. Although Maxthon 4 is more or less the same thing in many ways (WebKit) but without the crashing & freezing.
     
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    Don't think that'll ever be the case (legally) with proprietary licenses and closed-source. Only way is to port the software, if allowed/possible.

    Are there no alternatives? Are they necessary or at least worthwhile? If not, I wouldn't bother.
     
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    There is no good way to do this that I know of. Apple doesn't want you to do this when they can make you pay their inflated prices for hardware.
     
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    Yes I got really :( :argh: :'( But I am still using it :)
     
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    You really should give Maxthon a go SweX, you won't regret it.
     
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    When enough websites refuses to load with my oldie but goldie version of Safari, then I will consider to try it out. :D
     
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    You won't regret it. It has quite a lot of commonalities with Safari. I think that's why I like it so much.
     
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    Good to know, well if you like it then it can't be that bad. ;)

    I have to send an email to Mr Cook and tell him to start develop Safari again since I can't stand IE 8 :p
     
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    Nobody could stand IE 8. IE 7 was worse!
     
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