Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jan 2008 23:53 UTC, submitted by david freadman
Mac OS X "When Steve Jobs announced Apples transition to Intel's x86 processor line, a huge stir occurred among some Mac OS X users who depend on 'Classic' the OS9 environment in Mac OS X for their day to day Mac usage, as Mac OS X on Intel means no more 'Classic' and they were right. Rosetta allows PowerPC applications to run on x86 through JIT (Just In Time) architecture emulation, but its translation is not on a low enough level within OS X to allow 'Classic' to work on x86 and as such those among us who use OS9 applications have been left out in the cold. Until now that is: a project called 'Sheep Shaver' was created to allow BeOS on PowerPC emulate the PowerPC architecture to run another PowerPC operating system on top of BeOS. This application was ported to Mac OS X with the demise of Be Inc. and has since been ported to Mac OS X on Intel processors."
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Run Mac OS Classic bleh
by jcgf on Fri 4th Jan 2008 02:07 UTC
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Maybe I'm just too recent a "switcher" but running <10.1 seems like trying to run windows 95c to me. Why bother?

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RE: Run Mac OS Classic bleh
by bthylafh on Fri 4th Jan 2008 02:31 in reply to "Run Mac OS Classic bleh"
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For some people it's to run some crufty old app that doesn't work with OSX, other people it's nostalgia.

I think the people who miss 9.x and earlier are nuts, but different strokes for different folks.

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