View Full Version : Who else is waiting for this CherryOs Mac emulator?
11-04-2004, 09:03 PM
In case you're not aware, last month a company called CherryOS claimed they come up with a software that allows you to emulate a Mac almost entirely on a PC. A lot of people have claimed it's BS and even based on stolen code (see Wired article here: http://www.wired.com/news/mac/0,2125,65368,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_2). However, if the product is real, it'd certainly be great news for web developers like us that want to test out DHTML scripts in Mac but don't want to buy a Mac.
FYI Cherryos has announced that a free trial version will be available on Nov 25- http://www.cherryos.com. Lets see how this story ends.
11-05-2004, 12:33 PM
Slashdot have articles on this, It's the next big release for the internet community. Someone who got a trial version of the software ran OSX in Windows, which was in turn running Windows inside OSX in another emulator. It reported a CPU of 0mhz :)
11-05-2004, 06:44 PM
Breaking news: CherryOS is actually a portal to another dimension!
11-06-2004, 07:42 AM
Oh lordy, look what I found on the BBC website:
edit: since removed. website pruning.
11-06-2004, 08:06 AM
On a more serious note,
Important, read this : http://forums.pearpc.net/viewtopic.php?t=1237&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
11-08-2004, 04:38 AM
erm.. could some one please explain what this is????
11-08-2004, 01:56 PM
Ok, here we go;
PearPC runs the Mac Operating System on a normal PC (slowly)
CherryOS claims to run the Mac Operating System on a normal pc incredibly quickly.
The author is a well known GPL theif, but still he persists that he wrote all the code himself in 4 months. If you've ever used PearPC, it's obvious that he has taken the code and replaced the logo's/copyright notices.
PearPC is free; CherryOS will be $50.
Basically, PearPC hate CherryOS's developer for stealing code, CherryOS are trying to imply that they're the best of friends and haven't used their code.
Also, CherryOS claims 80% original speed. Utter rubbish. Anyone with logic, it was pointed out, could figure this:
CherryOS recieves instruction from user
CherryOS has to translate to PowerPC RISC Instruction
CherryOS sends RISC instruction to processor
CherryOS is ready for another command.
Whereas on a normal Mac, the command is recieved, processed and ready.
So the best they can realistically do is 50%, but that's pushing it.
11-10-2004, 05:10 AM
so.. what ur saying is that its for apple macontosh computers right??
but i have a windows computer (operating system) does that make a difference if i used CherryOS?? and can i use it on my pc?
11-10-2004, 07:46 AM
CherryOS is for the PC. It emulates a Mac on a PC, so you can run Mac programs like OSX, Safari etc on your PC.
11-10-2004, 09:29 AM
ok.. yea i get it know:) thanks
11-10-2004, 06:15 PM
Or that's what they want you to believe...
11-11-2004, 04:04 AM
ohh.. so really they never made the program at all??
11-11-2004, 11:36 AM
They have (we think), but it's probably stolen code from the PearPC team.
11-11-2004, 06:57 PM
:( well why arn't they getting in trubble with the copyright stuff....
Cause its illegel steal some one elsesprograms.
11-11-2004, 07:00 PM
Although PearPC is OpenSource (which means you can take it, and distribute it with changes), you can NOT sell it.
So If I took PearPC, modified it and put it on the intarweb again for free with a GNU/GPL agreement (opensource), that would be fine.
If I labelled it cr3ativesoft grapePC and sold it for £399, that'd be illegal.
11-12-2004, 03:52 AM
oohhh.. i see:)
but.. they are stupid not to copyright it.. ?
cause they should have known better..
11-12-2004, 08:17 AM
Nobody copyrighted Linux...
Speaking of which, I'm in Linux Knoppix right now. Rawr.
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