MAC OS Application on Linux – Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

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I am currently using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my Macbook Pro. For some reasons, I have to run different MAC OS application(s) like Quickbooks for Mac on my Ubuntu 10.04. I have searched few forums but I can't find the right answer. Please explain to me in detail if I can get this problem solved and how?

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MAC OS Application on Linux – Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

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One solution I can recommend is to run Mac OS as a virtual machine.  Have you heard of Virtualbox?  It's a free virtualization software that will let you run a different operating system (referred to as "guest") under your current operating system (referred to as "host") without having to dual-boot or reformat your hard drive.  Currently, it has support for running Mac OS as a guest OS.

  • I admit I'm a bit curious as to why you had to replace Mac OS with Ubuntu.  It would be a lot easier to run Linux as a guest OS.  
  • With this solution, you can run Quickbooks and any other Mac software.
  • Just post a follow-up if you require additional assistance with Virtualbox.
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MAC OS Application on Linux – Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

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If you can export your quickbooks files to the qif or qfx format, gnucash which is a program you can get out of the software center, can import them. You can then continue doing your books using gnucash. You may find other software equivalents by searching for the software you want to replace in the software center, this can sometimes give you results for software equivalents.  http://www.dotdeb.com also has Macintosh remakes and equivalents of software.

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