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A company in Hawaii has introduced software that allows Windows XP users to run programs written for Mac OSX in a full emulation mode. MSX’s Cherry OS (get it?) reportedly runs at 80% of the speed of the host system which is pretty fast for an […]

CherryA company in Hawaii has introduced software that allows Windows XP users to run programs written for Mac OSX in a full emulation mode. MSX’s Cherry OS (get it?) reportedly runs at 80% of the speed of the host system which is pretty fast for an OS emulator. Cherry OS has complete network compatibility and provides access to all the host’s hardware resources- FireWire, CPU, hard drive, USB, PCI, PCMCIA bus and modem. Cherry OS is available only as an online downloadable purchase for $49.95 and you will need a licensed copy of Mac OSX to use it. This is an incredible boon to users with both operating systems in-house and I can’t wait to give it a try. There are quite a few Mac programs I’d love to run on my WinXP machines. Since this news has appeared on the web the MSX web site has been hammered so it may be a while before you can get in. There is an online demo of the emulator in action but I can’t get it to run yet due to their server being totally swamped.Update: I finally got in to see the demo and it basically just shows Cherry OS being installed and then creating a Mac partition. The Mac OSX installation then starts at the end of the demo. I would appreciate any information that can be provided by anyone who has tried the Cherry OS.

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  7. A friend just sent me this link which suggests that the Cherry OS may be a rip off of the Pear Mac emulation project. I haven’t tried either yet so I can’t comment further…..

    http://www.artworxinn.com/alex/arben.htm

  8. FYI

    Here is a link to a CNET news story on the PearPC Mac emulation project from may this year:
    http://news.com.com/2100-1016_3-5216251.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=news

    Here is the PearPC site:
    http://pearpc.sourceforge.net/about.html

    Interestingly enough when I went back to the CherryOS site this morning to see if there was a version available for download yet the site seemed to be offline…..????????

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