FreeBSD and MacOS
luke at foolishgames.com
Tue Jun 29 18:42:47 PDT 2004
Here's an idea.. install FreeBSD 5.2.1 and use the ports collection to
get PearPC. Then you can get a license to OSX and run it.
I read the hardware support list, and sound doesn't even work yet in
pearpc. It might be more beneficial to buy a used Mac. I have a
FreeBSD desktop and an Ibook. OSX is very nice.
Apple actually had a build of OSX that ran on ia32 hardware before 10.0
came out. It was one of the first release canidates. Apple kept it
updated through 10.1 supposedly internally in case they needed to
switch to Amd or Intel processors. Instead they chose the G4 and G5
chips. Thats how darwin was ported to x86 hardware. (well i think
there was a version of next for pc hardware toward the end...)
I'm going to try pearpc since I have 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3 install CDs. :)
On Jun 29, 2004, at 4:01 PM, Martin Olsson wrote:
> * MacOS X is based on FreeBSD
> * there is a x86 kernel for FreeBSD
> Does that mean I can buy a copy of MacOS X, download an x86 kernel for
> freeBSD, do some (or quite alot of) hacking and then get MacOS X
> running on my PC?
> I realize that such hacking would be quite substantial but maybe if I
> forgot about audio and all that, just how much work would it be? Could
> it be done?
> Martin Olsson
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