Ubuntu with Mac Programs?

Discussion in 'iOS Jailbreak & Cydia' started by Happyman7, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Happyman7

    Happyman7 Member

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    Hi!

    I was curious if I can use jailbreak applications intended for Mac, on Ubuntu.

    The reason I am asking is because I have downloaded and burned Ubuntu to a disk so I can run it via CD on my main computer without messing up any Windows files. In other words, I am running Ubuntu from LiveCD.

    Will running LiveCD affect how I jailbreak or anything?

    Oh and I do have access to terminal and can do "Unix" commands, although I haven't tested it yet...wait now I have.

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    Oh, and I can access more files that are on my hard drive with Ubuntu, than I can with Windows. Oh the irony.[/irony]

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  2. xvenom89

    xvenom89 New Member

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    No, there is no way to run Mac applications on any other platform, including Linux distros. If you want, you could run Windows alternatives using Wine.

    sudo aptitude install wine

    It runs most Windows applications flawlessly. Enjoy

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  3. defleopard98

    defleopard98 New Member

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    Except iTunes, I'm pretty sure wine won't work with iTunes 9, which is needed to jailbreak 3.0(I think?)
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    Right. iTunes and a handful of other applications will not run in Wine. Slightly older versions of iTunes are up and running [not perfectly], but will not connect to an iPod. Use Virtual Box to install a virtual OS or boot into Windows/Mac to run it.
  5. SmexyPenguin18

    SmexyPenguin18 Active Member

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    I don't think applications running in wine have access to usb ports.
  6. defleopard98

    defleopard98 New Member

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    Not in wine, but if you download VirtualBox off of Sun's website (not the open-source version) and have a Windows install disk, you can run iTunes. Make sure you get the non open-source edition because it has support for USB from the host machine. I think you have to enable it in the settings though.
  7. freemini

    freemini Active Member

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    iTunes need to install drivers for it to recognize the iPod. Wine can't emulate drivers.

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