Originally Posted by phobia
Linux and OS.X is a lot more alike than OS.X and windows, being flavours of unix-kernels in the bottom.
It's my understanding that the most recent versions of OSX have departed from the Unix kernel heritage.
I have heard from a reliable source, inside Digidesign, that they actually have Protools running on Linux, and that the port from OSX isn't that hard, but are under contract obligation to Microsoft to not release a Linux port. Otherwise Microsoft can revoke their access to the Windows SDK.
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