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Why cant a program written for the Mac-OS run on a Windows-OS equipped machine?

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May 25, 2007 2:53AM

"OS" stands for "Operating system". This does a lot of technical

stuff, but its most important function is to translate strings of

1s and 0s into something that is actually intelligible to a

user(and does the same in reverse when the user inputs data) Now,

most operating systems have their own "instructions"--made up of

strings of 1s and 0s--that tell them what to do. However, Mac OS

and Windows use different instructions--so if you try to run

instructions for one on the other, the computer has no idea what

you want it to do.

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