Finale for linux?

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Finale for linux?

Post by bugsie » Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:49 am


This may be a strange request but i was wondering if there would be a future version of Finale that can be installed in linux.... I'm worried that the future versions of finale might not be compatible with windows 98 and that's the last version of windows that i'm willing to run on my home computers.

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Post by mjolnir » Fri Sep 05, 2003 5:16 pm

Last time I asked about this, a month-and-a-half, or so, ago, I was told by sources likely to know that there are currently no plans for a Linux version of Finale. However, since the new MAC OS X is a version of Unix, and the Linux is a very close OS to Linux, I would expect it to be possible very soon. In the near future, I look for a Linux application which will allow a linux machine to run the MAC OS X, which will allow the use of MAC version on Linux.



Post by delx » Sat Nov 15, 2003 1:46 pm

Actually Finale runs almost perfectly under WINE in Linux (

Porting it to Linux shouldn't be too hard, just recompile the Windows version with winelib. There would be a few changes to either Finale and/or winelib to get this to work, but it would be easier than porting the Mac OS version (which AFAIK is based on Carbon, so not easy at all)

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Finale under Wine

Post by wilhoit » Sat Nov 22, 2003 2:31 pm

delx, what version of Finale? Did you test/adapt this yourself?

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Finale for Linux??

Post by ichliebtmuzik » Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:05 pm

Hey. Umm...I was wondering the same thing, if Linux would support Finale, but I asked my dad once, he said no. :o

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