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.

: D


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.