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).
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.
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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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.
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.
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!