Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 18:10 UTC, submitted by dylansmrjones
Linux From ZDnet:

Fancy running iWork on Linux? It may one day be possible courtesy of a project to get Apple OS X programs running on Linux-based operating systems.

Similar to how Wine allows Windows applications to run in Linux OS, the Darling project is trying to build a software compatibility layer to run OS X apps.

I obviously doubt the attainability of the project's goals, but this will be a fantastic coding experience for the programmers involved.

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Wait for it.
by Sauron on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 18:23 UTC
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2005-08-02

How long will it take before cease and desist letters are sent out from Apple? Trolls.

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RE: Wait for it.
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 18:30 in reply to "Wait for it."
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2006-12-05

Honestly, given the fact that Apple seems much worse than Microsoft with "ownership" issues, I figure Darling will be hammered sooner than Wine.

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RE[2]: Wait for it.
by Sauron on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 18:46 in reply to "RE: Wait for it."
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If you listen hard enough you can already hear the scratching of pens on paper. Lol.

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RE[2]: Wait for it.
by Stephen! on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 22:24 in reply to "RE: Wait for it."
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2007-11-24

Honestly, given the fact that Apple seems much worse than Microsoft with "ownership" issues, I figure Darling will be hammered sooner than Wine.


If Microsoft could get rid of Wine, they'd probably have done so a long a time ago. Given the problem of trying to quash something where there's no single company to attack and the wide availability of the source code.

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RE: Wait for it.
by BallmerKnowsBest on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 19:11 in reply to "Wait for it."
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2008-06-02

How long will it take before cease and desist letters are sent out from Apple? Trolls.


The Black Gate of Cupertino swung open. The lights went out, my skin crawled, and dogs began to howl. I asked my neighbor what it was and he said, "Those are the nazgul. Once they were human, now they are Apple's lawyers."

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