Cherry OS

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by jim barter, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. jim barter

    jim barter OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Has anyone heard of this http://www.cherryos.com ?

    It's apparantly a Mac emulator which will run at g4 levels, for less than $50...

    ...sounds to good to be true, any feedback appreciated.
     
  2. NetRyder

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    Their servers seem to be overloaded at the moment. Definitely sounds interesting. Waiting for more info. :)
     
  3. Kush

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    wouldnt he have to get coypright stuff from apple to allow him to do so? or just that since the user that wants osx has to buy it from apple so they cant and dont really care?
     
  4. Perris Calderon

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    seems like the old studio 54 gimmick...keep em out so they want to get in

    if this is any good, I'll be getting it
     
  5. Kush

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    same here,
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Seeing as the site is buggered, here's the instruction manual with info/screenshots. Enjoy ;)
     
  7. Kush

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    dont u find it weird though that it just popped out of the blue, we never heard of it before?
     
  8. Xie

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    Pretty interesting apart from the dirty feeling I have from looking at a PDF. :(
     
  9. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Yup, no one's ever heard of it, no one's ever used it, and it's basically stating the virtually impossible.

    I see the home page has been updated with a song
    Yeah.. very professional :rolleyes: :p :D
     
  10. NetRyder

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    Waiting [!] [​IMG]
     
  11. Mainframeguy

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    Something like this came up before....

    I wish I could come up with the old link - I know there is a thread here where I mentioned I had found something like this but could no longer google it (I had emailed link to my sister, but the lost it!) here is that old thread.

    I found this thread which is worth a link also, more recent opinions.

    I guess you could tell from this I believe it is highly possible to emulate the Apple OS on a PC. As with all emulators there will be an overhead and things will be far from perfect, but the basics could be there.

    Now some people are sceptical - OK, but WHY would anyone have any interest in pretending something there that was not?

    Some others think Apple would want to "squash it", but again I ask WHY given they will sell more OSX licensing and, by virtue of exposure, potentially have people "coming round" to buying their hardware if they like the emulation?

    I fo one am VERY interested, not for myself, but for my sister - because I supplied her a SFF QBic on the basis I could emulate MacOS for her daughter to use it as a Mac "lookalike" - so I guess now we just watch this space?
     
  12. Mainframeguy

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    Apple-X

    Anyone interested in this will probably be best served following the breaking news on apple forums - like here
     
  13. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    yes yes, it's very possible to run PPC based operating systems on the x86 platforms, PearPC is an absolutely amazing piece of software.

    The claims of 80% the speed, and G4 speeds of emulation are what seem to be utter-rubbish, after-all the simple architechture differences are what prevent PearPC from replacing G5's across the world with cheap AMD machines.

    As for the whole licensing thing, let's face it, most people will pirate OSX to use this application, they did with PearPC, I'll admit, Apple theoretically looses nothing from that and can gain some hardware sales from it, but it's not really how it should be done.

    The main catch in all of this, is the Apple EULA states you can't run OSX on anything that's not Apple (Or Apple certified, I forget) hardware, which is why projects such as this one will get squished. :)

    Oh, and I posted the Apple-X link on the front page earlier ;)
     
  14. NetRyder

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    The site is back up, it seems. Let's see what they have...
     
  15. Perris Calderon

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    add to cart doesn't work

    I'm still leaning troward this being some kind of farce

    I hope not, I'll get it for sure...so will everyone
     
  16. NetRyder

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    Yeah, there's no download available, but it seems they've reconsidered and that they will be offering a free demo/trial version sometime soon.
     
  17. Perris Calderon

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    free demo trial?

    oh baby
     
  18. Mainframeguy

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    maybe they are busy negotiating with Mr Jobs about amending his EULA?

    (I can dream, no? ;) )
     
  19. Reg

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    From what I have seen (on Apple Developer), PearPC was welcomed since it was a neat idea. I have never, until now, seen or heard of CherryOS. I read a few comments on other sites and someone accused them of using PearPC code.

    Also, their claim that they are the first to emulate a G4 is not true since you can do that with PearPC by changing the CPU hex to 0x000c0000.

    I am just waiting on their site to work so that I can see a price :).
     
  20. NetRyder

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    Yeah, his only response will be, "...when hell freezes over."
    Then a few years later, that's exactly what will happen. :p

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