: Linux Applications on Mac OS X! Woohoo!"> Yes, it is quite possible to run Linux apps on Mac OS X (remember that its Unix under the pretty GUI) via X11. Why would you want to do this? Simple. There are a lot of terrific open-source Linux apps out there, and there arent necessarily OS X native versions of them available. Or you may be a developer. Either way, with X11 you have a lot of options. I recommend reading Apples technology briefing for Unix users. Theres some very interesting stuff in there.
I deliberately tried to force myself not to bother with X11. I considered it cheating. I wanted to learn my way around native OS X applications without falling back on my old Linux favorites. However, I failed. I gave in to temptation and installed Gimp on my Power Mac! Naughty, naughty! But I remain unrepentant. Gimp comes in handy when I do graphics stuff, so I make no apologies for using it. Its a damn fine application.
Loyd: Once a Linux geek, always a Linux geek
But for the most part, Im trying very hard to stay away from Linux apps until after Ive fully explored whats out for OS X.