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    Default Who else is waiting for this CherryOs Mac emulator?

    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...w=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.

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    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

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    Breaking news: CherryOS is actually a portal to another dimension!

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    Oh lordy, look what I found on the BBC website:

    edit: since removed. website pruning.

    : D

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    erm.. could some one please explain what this is????

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    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.

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    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?

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    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.

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    ok.. yea i get it know thanks

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