Re: OS X Games
At 1046120696s since epoch (02/24/03 11:04:56 -0500 UTC), Colin Watson wrote:
> I suspect that's unlikely. The BSDs aren't in general binary-compatible
> with each other: for example, they have different libc versions. MacOS X
> appears to have a completely different shared library architecture to
> the other BSDs.
While we're getting a little off-topic here, I thought I'd point out
that in general, some of the BSDs actually *are* binary compatible
with each other, at least through an emulation layer. For example,
FreeBSD can binary emulate Linux (thus allowing you to run things like
In fact, there is currently a project under NetBSD to binary-emulate
Darwin/Mac OS X binaries:
Note, however, that the earlier comments about architectures still
apply; in order to run OS X binaries, you'll need a processor that
could run them natively. Thus, to run Mac OS X games, you'll still
need a Mac with a PowerPC chip in it.
If you have a mac, but are running linux on it, I suggest you surf on
over to the Mac-On-Linux site:
Using that software, you can actually boot a virtual machine running
Mac OS (8.6 and later, including X) on a virtual console, so you can
run Linux and Mac OS at the same time.
Of course, if you have a Mac, why aren't you just running OS X? =)