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Re: [Qemu-devel] Mac OS X at native speed...

From: André Braga
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Mac OS X at native speed...
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 00:48:40 -0300

2005/6/9, Hetz Ben Hamo <address@hidden>:
> XpostFacto let you install OS X on macs with PPC chips (G3 as
> minimum)

Not exactly. Jaguar can be installed on a 603/604 machine. Panther and
later versions require G3s at minimum.

> On 6/9/05, Natalia Portillo <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Apple will use standard PC architecture: hardware, memory map, ROM
> > (the BIOS), etc.
> > Apple will remain the kernel as Open Source.

Darwin is one thing, Mac OS X is another. There's more to booting an
operating system than the kernel, and you know it, Natalia.

The same way there are some closed-source, binary-only drivers on
Darwin today, probably some part of the stage 1/2/3 bootloader will be
proprietary and based upon some sort of DRM. It will be cracked
eventually, but it's not gonna be a walk in the park, and it's
definitely not going to be made public by any responsible group (like
OpenDarwin, who hosts XPostFacto).

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