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Getting Started

A guided introduction and learning path for developers new to Porting.

Apple provides powerful tools and robust programming interfaces to move your code to Mac OS X, where you can take full advantage of a stable customer base and dynamic technologies. Mac OS X includes a wide assortment of advanced features and utilities, such as the Aqua user interface, the Quartz graphics system, the Xcode graphical IDE, Interface Builder, and the PackageMaker installation tool. Mac OS X offers powerful functionality in several areas that make porting your applications to the Macintosh easy, including the solid Darwin foundation, a great visual interface, an enhanced file system architecture, free development tools, and convenient packaging and distribution tools. Whether you are porting from UNIX, Windows, or Java, you can turn it into an application with the most usable interface on the planet. Read More...


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Scoping Your Transition Projects
Read this article to determine your transition path and learn what you'll need to do to make your application ready for Intel-based Macintosh computers.

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