Darling Alternatives

    Darling is described as '— macOS translation layer for Linux' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Darling for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Linux, Wine, Android and Chrome OS. The best alternative is Wine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Darling are PlayOnLinux (Free, Open Source), Proton (Free, Open Source), Parallels Desktop (Freemium) and CrossOver (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 5, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Android Tablet
      • BSD
      Wine is a free, open source application for running Windows software on operating systems that are normally not supported. With Wine, you can install and run these applications just like you would in Windows.
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    1. PlayOnLinux (PlayOnMac at http://www.playonmac.com ) is a tool to help Linux (and Mac) users run games and programs for Windows on Linux (or Mac, FreeBSD), via the use of (as a front-end for) Wine.
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    2. Proton is a tool for use with the Steam client which allows games which are exclusive to Windows to run on Linux kernel and macOS operating systems.
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    3. Parallels Desktop gives Mac users the ability to run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and their critical applications at the same time as macOS. Parallels Desktop is optimized for Intel and Apple M1 chip.
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      Parallels Desktop vs Darling opinions
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      Darling is for Mac apps to work on Linux (similar to Wine). Parallels is a virtual Machine that works on Macs only to run other Operating systems, such as windows or linux.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      • Android
      • Chrome OS
      CrossOver allows you to install many popular Windows applications and games on your Intel OS X Mac or Linux computer.
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    4. Seamlessly run your favorite Windows applications and devices, on any Intel-based Mac.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Wine
      Q4Wine is a qt4 GUI for wine that will help you manage wine prefixes and installed applications
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    5. WineBottler is an App to manage and wrap your Windows apps into convenient OS X apps. WineBottler helps you with running Windows programs on OS X.
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    6. Currently optimized for ARM Chromebooks, ExaGear Windows Emulator allows you to run full-function versions of Windows PC applications directly on Chromebooks and ARM-based Android devices with a connected keyboard and mouse.
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    7. Wineskin is a tool used to make ports of Windows software to Mac OS X. The ports are in the form of normal Mac application bundle wrappers. It works like a wrapper around the Windows software, and you can share just the wrappers if you choose. Best of all, its free!
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