Curated by: Luigi Canali De Rossi

Saturday, May 22, 2004

MacOS To Run On Windows

A team of open-source developers has released software which enables Windows users to run Mac OS and some more Unix operating systems on standard PCs. The project, known as PearPC, is not yet mature and stable enough to warrant a commercial release of this solution, and the product remains at this stage a fascinating tool only for geeks and enthusiasts. "Using PearPC on a standard PC, the developers said they have successfully run Mac OS X 10.3, OpenBSD for PPC, NetBSD for PPC, Darwin for PPC, and Mandrake Linux 9.1. PearPC translates PowerPC instructions into x86 instructions, and currently "the client will run about 40 times slower than the host," the developers said." Other solutions that allow running competitive operating systems together include Microsoft Virtual PC and open source projects like Darwine.



Reference: PC World [ Read more ]
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posted by Robin Good on Saturday, May 22 2004, updated on Tuesday, May 5 2015

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