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Old 02-03-2005, 04:21 PM   #1
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PearPC really worth it?

I don't own a copy of Mac OS X Panther, so if I want to try out PearPC, I'll have to go on Ebay and buy a copy. Is it really worth it? Yes, I know it will be slug slow. Also, how easy is it to configure? I'm still a newbie with Linux.
Old 02-03-2005, 05:55 PM   #2
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I've heard it's not actually that slow but I'm not sure. I compile PearPC the other day and my neighbour recently bought a shiny new G5 PowerMac so I'm gonna borrow his CDs when I see him next and give it a go
Old 02-03-2005, 07:19 PM   #3
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I tried Pear PC on windows, and as the Disks were mac formatted DVDs, they werent recognised .
Maybe it will work on Linux as its a fellow *nix based system, but, I am doubtful.
Old 02-03-2005, 08:55 PM   #4
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it is worth trying if you can borrow CDs from your friends. but frankly, there's absolutely no need to buy one for the purpose of using PearPC at present. pearpc >=0.3 is much better than 0.1 in terms of speed, but still impossible as your main system. the configuration especially for networking and sound is not yet a dummy-task, and quite vary from windows and linux. what actually you can expect from it is only the initial experience how Mac OS X looks like, but not how it runs like
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by the way, i feel the easiest and fastest way to meet your curiosity of pearpc and mac osx is to directly find one pre-installed disk image from any one who has already successfully installed one no need to spend hours and even days installing that.


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