Emulate Mac OS X from within OS X?
I know you can't run OS X on x86 yet, otherwise I'd be able to do this in VMWare, but if I buy a Mac to do software development on, can I at least emulate the OS from within the OS?
Good lord, why?
I'm not aware of a way to emulate OS X from within OS X, however you can install Linux on PPC and emulate multiple instances of OS X.
That is !fantastic! Lou, is this with Bochs or something?
"It's not even emulation as much as it's time sharing, the calls all run straight through to the processor, the Linux program just manages the instances."
Mol (Mac on Linux) running linux PPC can do what you ask. So you can run multiple instance of OSX within Linux. But you need to run linux this app does not work on OSX. The principle of MOL are about the same as VMWare.
MOL is the project I was thinking of.
Awesome! I am buying a PPC machine tommorrow. Thanks again!
Lou: what you're describing *is* emulation. Problem is that too many products that call themselves emulators are actually *simulators* -- at least according to what they taught me in school. (Simulator: software-based processor+system; emulator: real processor + different hardware and/or software combination).
Does MOL work on ANY Linux PowerPC, or only on Macs running Linux?
Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
There is a lot of interesting stuff on Mac OSX, virtualization, and operating systems in general on AMit Singh's web site http://www.kernelthread.com/
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