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Did anyone tried Mac-on-Linux running classic apps speed versus the speed on OSX native "Classic" mode?

--- Quote ---Mac-on-Linux is an open source virtual machine program for running Mac OS on PowerPC computers running Linux. It can also be used to run another instance of another PowerPC-based operating system (OS) (supported OSs include Mac OS, Mac OS X, and Linux).
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Should it be faster on PowerPC machines than Sheepshaver too?

There is a sweet spot in Panther to run Mac-on-mac and test it against OSX "Classic" to run OS9 apps.

--- Quote ---With this software, Mac OS X 10.0 through 10.3, Mac OS 9, OpenDarwin, and Linux can be run in a separate window on a Macintosh computer running Mac OS X. The software requires X11 and a PPC-based Mac to run.
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There is nothing compared to running native, but maybe G5 owners (They can't boot OS9) can have a better "OS9" experience.

I don't really do Linux directly so not there. But I do regularly employ SheepShaver. I did so on the PPC, and now on the Intels. There is one non-music app that I find has no replacement in the modern OSes.

A Zillion Kajillion Rhymes

I'm really surprised the Rappers haven't created enough of an audience for a modern rhyming app. Song writers put oh maybe a dozen or so rhymes in a song, but rappers need sometime 100 in a single song. That's some difficult text to create.

The earlier version of the app was probably the best. :P

It's funny these days when I'm working on a song I have Sheep running for the Rhyme action, VMware/MSW for the Miku action, and OS X for everything else.  -afro-


--- Quote from: Protools5LEGuy on May 04, 2015, 12:55:50 PM ---Did anyone tried Mac-on-Linux running classic apps speed versus the speed on OSX native "Classic" mode?

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It seems that sensored from wikipedia.
But here is info:
Mac-on-Linux makes it possible to run Mac OS (including OS X) under Linux/ppc. MOL is not an emulator but runs runs the OS directly without any CPU emulation. Moreover, NO ROM IMAGE is required.
- Can run Mac OS X 10.1 and 10.2 (including 10.2.4)
- Can run Mac OS 7.5.2 to 9.2.2
- No ROM needed
- Linux can be booted inside MOL
- Full screen video (fbdev, xdga)
- MMU accelereaded X video
- Audio
- Ethernet
- Runs natively - good speed!
- Very compatible
- Idle sleep (8.6 or later)
- Instant save and restore (temporary unavailable)
- AltiVec" support
- Multi-session support

Even More than 10.2


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