Mac OSX emulation- it’s a Cherry!

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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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KS

They just raised the price to $100. When will tech support answer my e-mails? I’ll say it again – a garbage product by a garbage company.

KS

I can’t get it to work. It’s absolute crap. Tech support is nowhere to be found. Don’t waste your money.

Zyk

I’m not too sure… looks like it could be real, the guy is sticking to his guns and his company DOES have a reputation to live up to… If they end up ******* over like 500’000 people, that’s a large number not willing to pay for their services, and as they say, Person has a good expierience – they tell one person, Person has a bad expierience – they tell five people. As such I make that at like, 2.5 million people, probably more who will know of the company and not trust them ever again…

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