Home > Apple > Mac-On-Mac Now Available for OSX Mac-On-Mac Now Available for OSX Submitted by Mark Round 2005-06-16 Apple 37 Comments There’s now a port of Mac-on-Linux to Mac OS X. Now you can run MacOS, Darwin, Linux PPC etc. under Mac Os X, like VMWare does on a PC. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 37 Comments 2005-06-16 7:12 pm No 10.4 support yet but it works rather well under 10.3 or 10.2. 2005-06-16 7:21 pm I’m waiting for the tiger port, indeed 🙂 well in the meantime I reboot.. bah. 2005-06-16 7:22 pm Just earlier this evening I remembered this project and (since I now own an iBook) was wondering if they had a version that could run on OS X as opposed to just Linux. I figured it would be handy for running Linux on this thing with native speeds without having to run it as a seperate OS (since Airport Extreme cards won’t work in Linux). I didn’t find anything after a quick look. Thanks for reading my mind, OSNews. O_O But yeah, lack of 10.4 host support is a bother, but I guess it will be fixed soon enough. 2005-06-16 7:25 pm i’ve been waiting for this for a while now. 2005-06-16 7:38 pm “like VMWare does on a PC” A Mac is a PC 2005-06-16 7:51 pm [i]”like VMWare does on a PC” A Mac is a PC<i> Apple haven’t switched Macs to the Intel processor yet. Even then, it is still a Mac because it runs Mac OS X and only Macs can run it (don’t worry, Intel’s LeGrande and AMD’s Pacifia will prevent you from running OS X on your Dell/Gateway/whatever…) 2005-06-16 8:00 pm I think he was referring to the fact that Macs are “Personal Computers” and, thus, are PCs. 2005-06-16 8:00 pm So a Mac isn’t a personal computer (PC) if it doesn’t have an x86-compatible CPU ? 😀 2005-06-16 8:21 pm I was using the application about three or four years ago. Granted, it was under Linux. But it did allow one to run Mac OS 9 and Linux side-by-side. 2005-06-16 8:22 pm i thought the apple airport cards were orinoco type stuff… or is the extreme model the faster freaky chip? 2005-06-16 8:29 pm Mac on Mac action. Kinky. 2005-06-16 8:38 pm the original airport cards (B) are orinoco or hermes based. the extreme cards (G) are a broadcom chipset, which neither broadcom nor apple will release the information on. 2005-06-16 8:39 pm Way to go open source!! 2005-06-16 8:48 pm the Apple driver for Airport Extreme also works with PCI Linksys Broadcom cards an OSS Linksys driver may be a good place to start looking 2005-06-16 9:51 pm thanks atom! that would explain it love orinoco stuff, best recpetion of a card i have ever seen, i know the broadcom wired NIC in my laptop is a piece of uknowwhat so that doesnt surprise me! i will stick with the old stuff thanks! 2005-06-16 10:18 pm Is still v0.2 (alpha release), not very useful without linux support. I hope developer will be encouraged in new release asap. 2005-06-16 10:18 pm The FAQ says no “proper” Linux support yet. Sigh. I’d love to be able to boot my Linux partition from within OS X rather than having to reboot or run two separate OS images. I’m not sure even VMWare let me do that (not back in 1999, anyway). 2005-06-16 10:19 pm All I can say is that I’ve been waiting for something like this for a loooooooong time. Using VirtualPC to run Linux on an emulated x86 CPU has been irritating at best. Now I can just pop open a “native” virtual machine like I do at work on my Windows machine. SWEET! 2005-06-16 10:22 pm Announced here one month ago http://www.freesmug.org/newsitems/news172/ 2005-06-16 11:02 pm A Mac is a PC No, the term PC has come to mean IBM compatible PC. English language changes and gets corrupted over time, the changing of PC from Personal computer to IBM compatable PC in general usage happened a long time ago so it’s too late to do anything about, so while in a sense a Mac is a PC, it isn’t in the form that PC is most commonly used. If it bothers you get over it, you’re not gonna change the way the term PC is used. 2005-06-16 11:23 pm “No, the term PC has come to mean IBM compatible PC.” Um, get current. There is no “IBM compatible” PC any more. What you mean, of course, is that in your language all “real” PC’s run Windows. I don’t think so. English language changes? Well, we just changed it back again. 2005-06-16 11:24 pm I can finally run CVGS again!!!!! 2005-06-17 2:19 am Um, get current. There is no “IBM compatible” PC any more. What you mean, of course, is that in your language all “real” PC’s run Windows. No, I mean what I said. I’m not saying a Mac isn’t a real computer, just that that is the type of computer most people are refering to when they use the term PC. And what is important here is what most people use. If you want to change the language back to the orginal (not current) meaning you have a hell of a lot of people to convince and most just don’t care. And me, I make do with trying the speak the same English language as other people, it just saves confusion. 2005-06-17 2:43 am Finally! Sweet! I’ve been awaiting this day for a while. I was thinking of them the other day. What’re they going to do when Apple switches to x86? 2005-06-17 2:52 am But a PC is not even “IBM compatible” anymore. It would actually be more correct that the Macintosh is more “IBM Compatible” than an x86 PC. I’d like to make a proposal… Lets refer to Macs as PCs, Macs and IBM compatibles and refer to x86 PCs as PCs and IBM incompatibles. 2005-06-17 3:32 am How about a better name. VirtualMac might get the Idea out better. Can’t wait for the Tiger release. Hope they also build a Linux distro ready to load. 2005-06-17 4:04 am How come i cant open OSNews in Opera anymore? It hangs after loading the left side menu. 2005-06-17 4:20 am where is qemu on this feature? 2005-06-17 7:45 am I still remember when Mac users said that… It is not a PC unless it’s a Mac. 2005-06-17 10:29 am I didnt dare to install 10.3 on my iBook since i hacked some linuxapps to work with 10.2 and i dont want to reinstall/compile those apps again manualy, though i want to run dosbox which only works on 10.3.. very nice…will try this weekend 2005-06-17 12:26 pm No, the term PC has come to mean IBM compatible PC. English language changes and gets corrupted over time, the changing of PC from Personal computer to IBM compatable PC in general usage happened a long time ago so it’s too late to do anything about, so while in a sense a Mac is a PC, it isn’t in the form that PC is most commonly used. If it bothers you get over it, you’re not gonna change the way the term PC is used While I agree with you that language is fluid, and changes over time, but the statement you made “so it’s too late to do anything about” is in contradiction with your first statement. Although I still think of an x86 Windows computer when I hear the acronym “PC”, I think of my Macs as PCs as well. 2005-06-17 1:32 pm Hey, that’s awesome! This’ll let me do some pre-Tiger compatibility testing, since the (cheap, “Windows”-targeted) FireWire enclosure I got isn’t bootable. – chrish 2005-06-17 1:38 pm Most people think of x86 when a ‘PC’ is mentioned – it’s why software is often labelled Mac/PC. Some people are just very pedantic and very boring about these things. The software looks great anyway. Time to try to the latest version of Mandrake/Mandriva methinks. 2005-06-17 2:14 pm do you think this can run OS 8? 2005-06-17 2:40 pm For those of you who were not around in 1976-77 (I was). It was at that time that Steve Jobs coined the term Personal Computer to describe and differintiate the Apple Micro computers from the game computers that existed at that time. In 1981 IBM introduced it’s first successful micro computer labled the PC model. Thats when they started calling it a PC. The first PCs were and continue to be Apple computers. 2005-06-18 4:01 am Pretty much pointless with no Tiger support, oh well bookmarked and waiting for an upgrade. 2005-06-18 9:40 am I agree, whats stopping this software working on tiger? will it be long for a tiger version to be released? I would really appreciate being able to use os 9 without classic mode with is pretty pathetic as it does not run any of my os 9 apps anyway! p.s. does anyone know of any software like this thats a bit further on in development or even finished so that i can run os 9 as my powerbook wont boot into os 9.