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[Gnumed-devel] Mac OS X

From: Dominique Buenzli
Subject: [Gnumed-devel] Mac OS X
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 13:06:55 +0200

> A little off topic . What is equivalent in MAC world to an AMD Duron 1GHz PC 
> ? 
> It should be able to run MacOSX I guess. 

Even if  "Darwin" the core of Mac OS X runs on wintel machines, you will not be 
able to run Mac OS X on your AMD, because the processor architecture is very 
different than PowerPC. 
What you could try though is to emulate Mac OS X using PearPC, but I have heard 
that it is very slow.

> I have got a 300 MHz Apple Powerbook which runs both Gentoo Linux (whcih I > 
> use all the time on that notebook) and OS 9.1 (whcih my kids use for some 
> games) nicely, still trying to find an OSX installation CD cheaply (was told 
> it 
> runs nicely on that Powerbook too) 

You can have a look here 
to check if it will run Mac OS X. If they say no, there is still this software 
you can use:

I don't know how much RAM you have on your powerbook, but I would add the 
maximum you can. Mac OS X loves RAM ! And the more you add the less it will be 
sluggish. I would say minimum 128 Mo but better if you can more...
Hope this helps.


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