Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 4 months ago

will mac os(apple) application run on solaris os since there both based on unix?

3 Answers

  • Roddy
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Basically, no. Most applications designed for Apple's OS X have Apple specific front ends to give all the WIMP and security features of an Apple computer.

    Unix is a command line operating system, not a WIMP one, so those features will not be present and hence you cannot control the program.

  • Lv 7
    4 months ago

    noep. Apple apps only run on computers with the Apple Store.

    however, you can run some *nix programs on Apple OSes. but apps only work on the system they were designed for.

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    You could write source code that could be compiled and run on either system, but binary files won't.

    • Robert J
      Lv 7
      4 months agoReport

      Agreed. "Compile-yourself" type programs that you can download as source packages should work equally well on OSX, Solaris or Linux - but a lot of ready-built stuff uses facilities specific to each OS and is not fully portable.

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