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Well, its really not a MacOS X emulator, its made to emulate the PPC 750 (G3) processor. With it, you can run a PPC form of Linux, Darwin, or MacOS X.

 

More info can be found at http://pearpc.sourceforge.net

 

There are also "hacked" builds out there optimized for Athlon XP, P4, etc.

So far I have managed to get the networking to work only once. It is something they are currently working on for future builds.

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PearPC is good ('cause it's free), but it's also more than a little slow. I've never personally run this, but have seen it in action (in reviews), and it looks like it needs quite a bit of horsepower. Well, from the sigs that I've seen around OCC, I don't think that'll be too much of a problem. :D

 

Also, here's some other related stuff in the same type of thread...

 

http://www.emaculation.com/ppc.php

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=32178&...ead&cid=3475521

http://www.maconlinux.org/

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From what I understand, the emulators run on top of the host OS but have OS-like control of the hardware (nice HAL hack). Since MS will not understand any other formats, it will essentially ignore it the CD after fumbling with it for a minute, and the emulated OS (with the appropriate hardware controls) will be able to see and use it. There shouldn't be any issues with your physical cd/dvd drive not recognizing the disk.

 

I'm sure there will be issues with Linux distros recognizing some Cd formats, but its less of an issue than with MS.

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