A lot of *nix apps will work on mac os x either in a Cocoa native
julien lociuro wrote:
As far as audio applications go, if the application can use portaudio,
jack or coreaudio, you're probably fine, but if it needs alsa then
you're not. This applies to midi as well, which is quite a limitation at
the moment, but will become less so as jack midi catches on.
Apart from this, I can't think of any ways in which you are likely to be
worse off running intel mac os as opposed to Linux, except that it is
probably possible to squeeze extra performance out of Linux system. From
what I understand, the Mach-based kernel that OS X was quite
inefficient, although I have also read somewhere either that this has
changed somewhat or that it is going to change sooner or later. My
memory is a bit foggy here, so you'll have to do your own research.
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