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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nope not new...
by Nossie on Fri 4th Jan 2008 12:26 UTC
Nossie
Member since:
2007-07-31

I've only been running sheepshaver on non mac intel linux computers recently but its been running 9.0.4 for ages now... cant they update it to 9.2.2 ? I'd be happy to fiddle with it more after that....

I have a ppc g4 cube so if I wanted os9 that badly I'd run it natively... instead it runs leopard server headless hehe

this program just sounds like a prepackaged ss + os 9 for mactards unable to configure their system from a unix background.

Apologies for the use of 'mactard' (I do own two macs myself) But mac users are usually in one of two groups (and I realise I probably fall into one of those)

Those that are very competent and those that are totally incompetent (in computer literacy atleast). The windows users have a majority I'd say of falling somewhere inbetween. This application just sounds like a drag and drop way of doing something that people have done for eons.

Great to see sheepshaver still in the news, but wake me up when it can boot the last revision of the classic OS.

Edited 2008-01-04 12:29 UTC

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RE: nope not new...
by bthylafh on Fri 4th Jan 2008 18:11 in reply to "nope not new..."
bthylafh Member since:
2006-09-21

IIRC the reason it can't use newer than 9.0.4 is because after that MacOS started requiring a Memory Management Unit, which Sheep Shaver doesn't emulate.

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