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Why Why Why????

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Someone with far far too much free time has managed to install Mac OS X on a 25Mhz Centris 650! This blazing fast 68040 motorola processor has 68mb ram and a 4gb (SCSI of course) harddrive. How did he do it? First he made a working PearPC image with Panther on his windows PC, then he installed Debian Linux. It took an hour and a half to get from boot up to the grey screen w/ Apple logo (although on this machine it isnt grey).

"What next?
I Wait. According to the developers, PearPC using generic emulation (the only option on a non-x86) runs "about 500 times slower" than the host CPU. Ouch. That makes for a 0.05MHz G3, at the best. That's around 4000 times slower than the Athlon boots, and since that takes roughly 2 and a half minutes - I'm looking at at least 6.99 days. One week to boot!
Only next Monday!."

-CGP fo Life-

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