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According to the official website, Cherry OS claims to emulate the G4 processor at 80% of the full potential of the processor it's running on. So a 3.2ghz P4 processor would emulate a 800mhz G4 machine perfectly. Now, other than general news, and potentially seeing more PC mod's because of this, does anyone else believe that this could be potential vaporware?
I looked back at the website earlier and they do have screenshots, which could easily be made with any photo manipulation software. I'm just weary of something that promises this much, because if it's too good to be true, then it's not.
Also something to consider is that PearPC, the other emulator, can emulate the OS X environment at only 1% of the processors speed. Essentially, how the heck can we go from 1% to 80% in a few months? I'd like to see those figures, and atleast we know PearPC works.
Post edited by: whitlock, at: 2004/10/15 02:02
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Pearpc has been around for while and does the same (still in early beta though), and although benchmarked at much less than 80% is certainly the best around at the moment. I will be no less than amazed if CherryOS actually lives up to its claims, as it is very doubtable. The current speculation on other forums seems to be that Cherry OS is simply from someone who stole open source PearPC code and has changed the GUI, proof being that some of the screenshots of it loading show some blatant similarities, most likely not coincidences.
In response to oojacoboo: there is a project in the works, SoftPear, that would be based off a minimal linux distro and be able to run OSX without the need for another operating system, although progress has been slow and even an alpha is yet to be released.
#456651 - 11/27/0402:51 PMRe:Cherry OS anyone?
A professor at my college has been following the Cherry OS closely and as it seems everytime it was to be released it keeps being pushed back. It was to be released Thanksgiving weekend and now their site says the First Quarter 2005.
In my opinion it could be a total flop which is just ripping off PearPC. But one thing is sure: whether or not it is released it has caused quite a stir in Mac emulation! Which means be on the look out for more people and ideas to come out...
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