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Linux and Apple

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I was wondering last night how close are linux and apples operating systems with how the deal with programs? Are they closer than linux is to windows? If I remember correct apple bases their OS off of bsd which has a similar structure to *nix. I was wondering because a lot of work goes into making windows programs work in linux, I was wondering if it would be easier to bring Apple programs over to linux? Are there any projects out there that are trying this?
The main reason I ask is Photoshop is literally the last program I use windows for. If there was a way to bring the apple version of photoshop to linux I would not need windows at all anymore (virtual or real). I know there is gimp and its variants, and you can do some great photo editing in there as people on these boards have shown, but I just haven't been able to get as comfortable with gimp as I have with photoshop.
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Hi

Ref your query about photoshop, I have had a look at the wine app database and Photoshop CS2 is listed as running well in wine. Have you tried this option?
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I haven't tried it, I just boot into windows when I have photo related things I need to work on. I've read mixed reviews of photoshop in wine. I was more curious about if it would be easier to bring the mac programs over if the bases were similar.
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Linux and Mac are pretty far apart. Just imagine the difference between Slackware and Ubuntu, add a completely different kernel and a ton of proprietary stuff on top of that!
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The ONLY way to make it happen is to write to Adobe and tell them how you feel, this of course is true for ALL applications you want to run natively on your Linux box - Let the developers of the software you like know that you're running Linux, be nice and polite and maybe someday we will see three versions of all software being released.
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Wow this post is from the wayback machine.
Zwopper good point, hopefully there will be a native port someday. My original question was just me wondering some random stuff late at night.
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eeezzzeee,

To make Zwopper's point more clearly, we, the Linux community, don't have the option of porting any proprietary program to Linux. Nothing about it can be changed without the copyright holder's permission. Some times the EULAs even require use on a given OS system. Software can only be used on the terms set forth in their licenses, unless they are in the public domain.

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