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wow i just read some intersting news at http://www.macworld.com/news/2004/10/12/cherryos/index.php.

Apparently this software will allow you to do what VirtualPC does for mac, except reversed. And it claims to run at 80% the speed of the host os. I am a PearPC user, and i am hoping this is good news to the os x emulation community. the price tag is $49, but i was unable to download/purchase this software because of all the traffic the site was getting, they even posted this on the front page "Our Server is getting hit with high traffic, and some people are trying to hack in too, so please be patient, we are working on it. We wont give up - CherryOS Team !"

well anyway check it out the site is http://www.cherryos.com/

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If they even manage to get G4 emulation at half speed they would be doing well and as I see it superseed pearpc. I'm a little apprehensive though and look forward to seeing some real world demonstrations. There's some talk of it simply being a scam or reworked pearpc, I'm not too sure.

Here's hoping..:)

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CherryOS: Interview With Creator, Plus Screenshots

Me: "Mr. Kryeziu, I've noticed a striking similarity between CherryOS and PearPC, just to be totally sure, here, none of the source code in CherryOS was taken from PearPC?

Kryeziu: "That's right; none of the code was taken, it's all original."

Me: "I've noticed numerous claims of 80% the speed of the physical CPU while emulating the PowerPC architecture..."

Kryeziu: "Well that 80% could be anything, it could be the RAM, the processor bus--"

Me: "I guess my question is, sir, what sort of real Mac hardware could you compare the emulated hardware to in terms of performance? Now I understand that clock speed isn't a scientific way of determining performance, but could you give me a rough guess? Let's say you had a 3 GHz Pentium 4, well, would CherryOS yield a speed equivalent to, say, a 500 MHz G3? More, less?

Kryeziu: "Like you just said, we've tried a 3.2 GHz Pentium 4 computer, and about equal to that is a 1.2 GHz G4, and then 80% of that would be around 900 MHz."

Me: "So, to clarify, using CherryOS on a 3.2 GHz Pentium 4 would be like using a 900 MHz G4?"

Kryeziu: "Yes."


sounds fishy. plus, the "beta" screenshots below are EXTREMELY similar to PearPC

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have you watched the intro video? http://movies.vx30.com/cherryos/cherry_os.html

it seems very professionally made and when the full site was still up, i had a chance to browse around it was very nicely set-up. this and the $49 price tag lead me to believe that this is not a scam. but i'll see how well it runs once i get my hands on it. i'll be sure to post how it goes.

Hmm... the $49 price tag makes me think exactly that -- it's a scam -- especially since the creator of CherryOS admits that it won't be distributed yet because it's still in beta.

In addition, the preformatted harddrive image that CherryOS comes with are the EXACT SAME images that PearPC uses.

The CherryOS creator says that "PearPC inspired" him and its code "helped him move forward" -- if this is true, then he's breaking the GPL license for PearPC. It's illegal for him to use any of PearPC's GPLed code to sell a commercial product.

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This poster on Slashdot has a bit to add as well:

Re:A Report From Maui (Score:5, Informative)

by cmholm (69081) Alter Relationship on Tuesday October 12, @08:23PM (#10509284)

(http://www.mauiholm.org/ | Last Journal: Saturday January 17, @03:50AM)

MXS, the company behind CherryOS, Maui X-Stream, and the vx30.com web hosting service, isn't showing me a brick-and-mortar so far. Hitting the Google caches, I find 'contact' pages that alternately list a Wailuku and a Lahaina office, both of which were copyright 2003. I tried the Wailuku address during lunch. The office was empty, sign removed from door, and no listing on the building directory. I may try the Lahaina address for fun over the weekend.

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I give it 1 week before Apple sues them out of existance.

You cannot legaly install OS X on anything other than genuine Apple hardware.

On top of that, they want to charge you $49.95 for something you can download for free... "PearPC".

Here is the press release. It screams... "Hey Apple... come and sue us!!!"

MXS Inc. announces CherryOS 1.0

October, 08 2004



Jim Kartes, 866-661-5699 [email protected]

Media contact same.

Maui, HI (DATE) MXS today announced the immediate availability of CherryOS software. CherryOS is a software translator that allows you to install Apple's Operating System on the x86 computer architecture. To put it simply you can now run Apple's award winning Panther OS on your PC! This breakthrough in OS development now gives home users, software developers and web designer's ultimate flexibility in both the operating system and hardware platform you use for your personal computer or testing environment.

CherryOS runs Panther as a virtual machine on your Windows PC. This virtual machine has full network capabilities including the ability to share folders and access the web. The virtual machine also has complete access to the computer's hardware resources including, Hard Drive, CPU, RAM, Firewire, USB, PCI, PCMIA BUS and RJ45/Ethernet and Modem.

Arben Kryeziu, CherryOS inventor and a software developer, got tired of carrying both a Mac and a PC around with him, so he invented CherryOS. “Think about it,” says Arben. “Now about 600 million PC users can have the Mac advantage. One computer to use all software and if PC users would use Mac software to get email, perhaps they would avoid viruses, Trojans and spyware.” He went on to say that, “You can build and test applications for a Mac on your development PC, test web site design for Mac web browsers without having to buy the hardware, run OS X, the world's best Operating System, on a less expensive hardware platform and use your favorite Mac apps on a PC.”

Pricing and availability

CherryOS is now available only on line at www.cherryos.com as a download, for $49.95. (Mac software not included)

About MXS

MXS is a software development company specializing in video streaming software. Playerless-streaming.org ranked our vx30 encoder as the best in the world.

The products of Maui X-Stream can be viewed on www.vx30.com

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According to PearPc.net and Emaculation.com it is bogous & fake.

There seems to be no copy available yet, check their website cherry OS website for yourself.

They suspect it to be a commercially revamped PearPC, but again there hasn't been anybody able to test it, since there's no copy available yet...

But using common sense "...CherryOS has been tuned for performance. You can expect to get about 80% of your processors power when working in the Apple Environment. For example a 3.2ghz P4 would run as fast as a 800 MHz G4 machine..." (from cherry OS website is not very likely since PearPc does 1/15th at best.

But who knows, wouldn't it be great to run OS X acceptably on x86 pc's?

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And why exactly would they sue them? As long as the OS is legally purchased i see no problems in it.
OS X cannot be installed on NON-APPLE hardware.

Doesn't matter if you legaly purchased it or not.

Apple's license for OS X is very specific and clearly states that OS X may ONLY be installed on APPLE hardware.

While I know a lot of us have done it on PearPC, it's still in violation of the software license. See screenshot of Apple's license for details.

Remember... just because you paid for OS X, doesn't mean you own it.

It just gives you the legal right to use it under the terms stated.


I wouldn't be surprised if this was a hacked up version of PearPC. The screenshots did look a bit suspect. And it is interesting that there is no download to try or even purchase for that matter.

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I wouldn't be surprised if this was a hacked up version of PearPC. The screenshots did look a bit suspect. And it is interesting that there is no download to try or even purchase for that matter.

My point exactly. Also the current assumption on both PearPC.net and Emaculation.com is that it's either a hacked PearPC of just a Hoax.

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This is just unbelievable... don't they know that Apple will sue them?

did someone call my name? :P

anyway if it`s not vaporware it`s one hell of a bait for Apple and it won`t be a week (in an unlikely case that it`s real) before Apple takes everything, including their pants. EULA cites that OSX can be run only on APPLE hardware. PearPC goes around that by saying it`s a POWERPC emulator. Smart move if u ask me ;)

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