[NTLK] G5 > Ubuntu > VirtualBox > OSX? (was: Need a 'new' desktop)

Chris Browder kcfoxie at gmail.com
Fri Aug 9 12:30:36 EDT 2013

Mac-on-Linux would be the better project to utilize for virtualized Mac OS X. It hasn't been updated since 2007, around Ubuntu 7.10, but it can be recompiled for a modern kernel. That would give far better performance than virtualbox and could possibly be spun into a 'wine' like implementation or at te very least a "classic" environment operation with a modern kernel. 

That said I am no programmer. Just a muse. 

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On Aug 9, 2013, at 12:13 PM, iSpinn <ispinn at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've had plenty of success extending the G5 PPC line,
> finding its hacked software others have put together
> to keep it running, and even dual booting it into both
> OSX and Ubuntu – there's an Ubuntu PowerPC fork
> for that that's available. Lots of new landscape there,
> and well worth the time investment.
> I just had an interesting thought -- what about a G5
> PPC running Ubuntu running Oracle's VirtualBox
> running OSX? I suggest that because although it's a
> hefty surcharge in CPU cycles to get OSX running
> that way, could its software underpinnings provide
> the flash support that the G5 lacks? Unfortunately
> I can't say and I don't have my G5 hardware here
> to test it.
> Anyone?
> Doug
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> It's actually quite possible to get the latest Flash hacked onto a PPC Mac,
> or so I've seen. And I just tweaked TenFourFox to use plugins on my PB G4,
> and Flash worked as well as can be expected.
> <snip>
> Well, my first Mac was a G3, then I got a G4, so I guess it only made sense
> to get a G5, right? :D
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