Will we ever be able to run OS X apps in Linux with Darling?

In today's open source roundup: Will the Darling project ever be able to run popular OS X applications in Linux? Plus: A review of GhostBSD 4.0 by DistroWatch, and Birds Linux 4.0 for students released

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ghostbsd 4.0 review DistroWatch

You can download GhostBSD 4.0 in 32-bit or 64-bit to check it out. The GhostBSD site also has community resources that include a newsletter, mailing lists, blogs and forums. And the support page offers an FAQ, documentation, and a wiki.

I have not had a chance to give this version of GhostBSD a try, but I agree with DistroWatch that a more desktop-oriented version of BSD is definitely welcome. Hopefully the GhostBSD developers will continue to improve on it in future releases.

Birds Linux 4.0 released

Birds Linux is a fork of Sabayon Linux that is geared toward students.

According to Francesco Milesi on Google+:

Birds Linux is a free and open source Linux operating system, a fork of the Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux distribution.

Birds Linux incorporates numerous pre-installed applications that can be used as scientific algorithms to calculate pH, as well as solutions of equations and inequations.

More at Francesco Milesi on Google+

I'm not a student, and I've never liked math so Birds Linux is definitely not my cup of tea. But your mileage may vary, and it could be quite useful if you're a student.

Check out this video of Birds Linux in action:

You can get more information on the Birds Linux site. The distro is available for download in 64-bit.

What's your take on all this? Tell me in the comments below.


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