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Old 10-22-2012, 12:23 AM   #1
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Wink Windows based program doesnt work for mac??

Why will a program written for one type of computer (for example, Windows-based computer) not work on another type of computer (for example, a Macintosh)? Give two possible reasons.
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:25 AM   #4
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Programming language it is written in and mac does not Communicate with executable files becuase it is a different operating system it has a developer kit all of it's own called skd developer's kit either build for windows or mac not both. as the assembly core coding and graphics design is completely different if you want it to work with both you will have to learn the cloud programming technology then it would Communicate with both operating systems and run it from a public cloud.
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Programming language has nothing to do with it, you can use C, C++, Assembler, etc... languages on either platform. It's true that both platforms have their own SDK which is a library of routines that are used with a given programming language to develop software for the OS. The hardware isn't so different anymore since you can run Windows on a MAC or OS X on Intel now.

The big difference is the OS itself. A program written and compiled for Windows cannot be run on OS X and vice versa. There are fundamental differences in the OS kernel, security, file structure, graphics format, etc... between Windows and OS X which make it impossible for an executable to run on both platforms.
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