Mac OS X (or redirect me to something very similar)


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by BladeFury1789 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:00 pm
Can the Raspberry Pi Foundation possibly try to convince Apple to port a version of Mac OS X for
RPi?

It's really not the software I'm looking for, mainly the desktop layout and how you edit things and such. So, if my first question's answer is "No," can anyone direct me to a similar user-created version?
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by ghans » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:37 pm
Has been discussed to death already.
Look and Feel : By the time you've arrived there you would
already be familiar with Raspbian.

You could try this :

http://namakutux.blogspot.de/2012/05/how-to-install-mac-os-x-lion-theme-on.html

I would be astonished if that experience is satisfying.


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by pipi2013 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:12 pm
One problem the pi has arm and macs have intel so Mac OS X only works on intel even if it did run arm you need 1gb and the pi has only 512mb of ram

So sorry but the post above is as good as it gets for launchers

Hope this is helpful

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by Cloudcentric » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:30 pm
BladeFury1789 wrote:Can the Raspberry Pi Foundation possibly try to convince Apple to port a version of Mac OS X for
RPi?

It's really not the software I'm looking for, mainly the desktop layout and how you edit things and such. So, if my first question's answer is "No," can anyone direct me to a similar user-created version?


Raspbian repository

WBAR launch bar: http://pclosmag.com/html/Issues/201101/page16.html

Docky: http://wiki.go-docky.com/index.php?titl ... Docky_wiki

Cairo Dock: http://glx-dock.org

Avant-windows-mnavigator AWN: http://code.google.com/p/avant-window-navigator
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by pluggy » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:38 pm
Easy answer : not a hope in hell. Any linux/unix system has more than passing similarities to OS X especially at the command prompt level since OS X is a unix variant. But you're not going to get actual OS X on a Pi.
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by Cloudcentric » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:52 pm
The link posted above http://namakutux.blogspot.de/2012/05/ho ... me-on.html

Raspbian has both Cairo Dock and XCompmgr in the repositories....
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by W. H. Heydt » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:08 pm
Won't help you with the "look & feel", but you could come close at the kernel level by running...FreeBCD.
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by Cloudcentric » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:40 pm
W. H. Heydt wrote:Won't help you with the "look & feel", but you could come close at the kernel level by running...FreeBCD.


Surely you mean FreeBSD ? viewforum.php?f=85

or maybe NetBSD ? viewforum.php?f=86

It can likely be used with "NextSTEP" Window Maker http://windowmaker.org

The reason is that Apple OS X is based of NextSTEP which is related to BSD............................................................
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by Jess » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:08 am
iOS is pretty much the same as OS X, so technically I doubt Apple would have much trouble making it work.

However this is Apple we are talking about. The chance is remote.

Probably many orders of magnitude worse that say the odds of Micosoft producing a free WIndows 8 version for the Pi.
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by W. H. Heydt » Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:45 pm
Cloudcentric wrote:
W. H. Heydt wrote:Won't help you with the "look & feel", but you could come close at the kernel level by running...FreeBCD.


Surely you mean FreeBSD ?


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by tonyhughes » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:53 pm
There's no point saying its remote that Apple will help, it's just not going to happen. There is zero benefit to Apple other than philanthropy (which they can do with money, not their moneymaker OS), and there is only a world of pain for them if they did.

If you want OSX, Raspberry Pi is the wrong device for you. Get a Mac Mini. Almost as small.

Some good tips in this thread about skinning to look like OSX. Knock yerself out.
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by socialdefect » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:20 pm
It might be possible though to cross-compile Apple's Darwin OS for ARM. Darwin is the OSX base system and is available under an open source license from Apple's Open Source Website. Darwin does not include the OSX desktop but the command-line part is the same as for OSX and you can install X11 on it so you can use any X11 supported desktop and applications.
Take a look at DarwinBuild for more info on compiling Darwin.

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