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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by kurkosdr on Sat 3rd Aug 2013 18:17 UTC
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On the whiny side of things, the developer has made the strategic mistake of removing code under Apple's open source license, which is needless extra effort IMO.

PS: Also no donate button or kickstarter (ala openshot). If one developer can get so far, inagine what would happen if there were more developers hired by a kickstarter campaign, or if the author was encouraged by donations.

Edited 2013-08-03 18:25 UTC

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