App on different systems

JB sundown at pacifier.com
Fri Feb 27 11:31:10 CET 2015


Thanks for the info, Mark.

I have always appreciated your advice going
many years back to the Hypercard days.  The
thing about this is I am using a Mac mini to do
the developing for a desktop app.

So, I was wondering if PC users buy OS X
software from the Mac App store and use it
on their PC somehow.  You answered that for
me.  That means I need to develop for the PC
after I release the Mac version.

John Balgenorth


On Feb 27, 2015, at 12:51 AM, Mark Schonewille <m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com> wrote:

> Hi John,
> 
> First of all, Mac OS X Server theoretically runs in Parallels or VirtualBox, but it doesn't run nicely. It is unstable and many solutions and tutorials you'll find on the internet lack important information, which makes it very difficult to get it working.
> 
> OSX for regular desktop machines doesn't work on simulators, unless you apply some kind of a hack. This is something I never got to work. I also think it is illegal.
> 
> I don't think anyone will try to buy an app on the app store using Mac OS X running in an emulator.
> 
> Most hackintoshes are very picky about the software they can run and OSX crashes more often than on real Apples. Also, you may be unable to update your system, because after updating it, OSX may not run anymore.
> 
> A hackintosh still costs money. I imagine that the cheapest hackintosh could be just a little cheaper than the cheapest Mac Mini. You'd probably have more value for your money if you bought that Mac Mini. Proboably, that's one reason why Hackintoshes are extremely rare, besides that it is illegal to sell them in the store.
> 
> --
> Best regards,
> 
> Mark Schonewille
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> On 2/27/2015 01:58, JB wrote:
>> I am developing a desktop app for Mac that I plan
>> to sell on the Mac App store.
>> 
>> My question is if people using other systems are
>> able to use a Mac emulator to purchase apps at
>> the Mac App store?  Do the apps usually run with
>> out any problems on the emulators these days?
>> 
>> John Balgenorth
>> 
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