You have a web site? <br>http://www.retrovsmetro.org/<br>or are YOU the target audience!?<br><br><br>By the way, this is not really "political" but<br>I did not know which forum to post this in.<br>I didn't want to make anyone cry!<br><br><br>
Yesterday's CherryOS press release, promising an emulator that could run Mac software on x86 PCs, came out of nowhere and looked too good to be true. MacInTouch readers apparently thought so, too:<br>[MacInTouch Reader]<br>Even though the site was supposedly up before it got posted to slashdot and they started spreading around their press release, no one has been able to find anyone that actually has the product<br>About a half-hour after the story was posted to slashdot, they took their servers down completely, leaving only a message about the traffic being overwhelming, and being "hacked", altering the wording of the message several times throughout the day, leaving only two questionable videos to their "product"<br>the alleged creator of CherryOS and the "inventor" of the vx30 video encoding system is the same person:<br>The only link left on the cherryos.com site were two videos...keep that in mind when you see the next items<br>The only person that has been found to have supposedly tried the product is a user 'dag33k' at hardforum.com [...]<br>CherryOS responds to emails periodically throughout the day asking people to be patient and saying that the site will be back up "soon", but not responding to queries about whether the product is real, or whether it is indeed product ready to ship now as their press release indicated...all the while, the site is actually up, with the two non-informative CherryOS vx30 videos<br>They have said numerous times that the shopping cart would be back anywhere between 1 and 5 hours, depending on who you talked to throughout the day; now they've changed the web site to say that "new videos" and "new screenshots" are coming soon.<br>To say nothing of the fact that one person, Arben Kryeziu (firstname.lastname@example.org), who apparently is responsible for a web design company, the "inventor" of vx30, in his spare time and out of the blue came up with an emulator that is **80%** the speed of the host hardware, when emulation companies have worked years to get a quarter of that performance with similar products<br>vx30.com has succeeded in getting hundreds of thousands of hits, all the loadtesting they want as they shift the videos around to different servers and change their formats, and craploads of free advertising for vx30.com and its products (note that later in the day, the url for the videos switched from vx30.com to mauionline.com, another provider whose WHOIS contacts are listed as one Jim Kartes, the same media "contact" listed in their original CherryOS press release!<br>Some other thoughts: [Slashdot thread] and a report from someone in Hawaii unable to locate their offices.<br>Looks like we've got another MacTable on our hands, folks.<br>P.S. I should also mention that it's possible that "CherryOS" is a "real" product; if it is, it's likely a repackaged PearPC, as several people familiar with PearPC have pointed out in various forums.<br>[Quill Services] Relatively sophisticated-looking website, domain established a couple of months ago, owned by Web designers, no technical details of the product or documentation available, full G4 emulator supposedly developed by one person, attractively low price and a "Does everything, no problem" feature list... <br> The CherryOS website does not display documentation or ordering information (claims he's experiencing too much traffic). The home page misspells "desktop" and "enabled", and the press release misspells "PCMCIA". Perhaps excusable for a non-English-speaking company, but they are based in Hawaii. There is no contact information on the site other than an email link. The screenshots page is non-existent. Very sloppy website coding - links are spelled differently between the top and the bottom of the page. <br> Whois Output for: cherryos.com 220.127.116.11<br>Domain Name Owner (and admin and tech): Bump Networks LLC P.O. Box 1559 Wailuku, HI 96793 US Administrative Contact: Bump Networks LLC Kryeziu, Arben [AK-188] P.O. Box 1559 Wailuku, HI 96793, US Phone: 808 244 7408 Fax: 8082447408 Email: email@example.com Domain Record Created: July 12, 2004 00:00<br>A short profile of the domain owner is at [Case Study] and more at Bump Networks. They seem to be web designers. <br> The CherryOS site says (c)2004 MXSINC. MXS Inc. or Maui X-Stream Inc. is a streaming video provider in Hawaii This site does not mention CherryOS. Domain Owned by:<br>Paradise Television Network Inc Kartes, Jim [JK-206] 1024 Front St. Lahaina, Hawaii 96761, US Phone: 808 661 5065 Fax: 808 661 6131 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org<br><br>; )<br>: P<br><br><br>Wisdom no longer comes with age, have ya noticed?
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