Apple - Star Trek OS
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Fri Apr 6 11:43:49 CDT 2007
> > Did a copy of this x86 Mac OS ever leak out onto the net?
> > Curt
> >To the best of my knowledge no. As far as I know this was never seeded to
> >OTOH, Rhapsody with the classic Mac OS interface was seeded. I forget if it
> >was DR2 or DR3 that first sported the Aqua interface, and the first
> >Developer release or two only ran on x86 boxes. The "Prelude to Rhapsody"
> >release first given out an the WWDC and then sent to developers was stock
> >OPENSTEP 4.2 and while intended to run on x86 could apparently also be
> >loaded on NeXT 68k systems as well as the correct HP PA-RISC or Sun Sparc
> >One of these days I'd really like to boot OPENSTEP on a Sparc 5. It should
> >just be a matter of finding the time. Which translates to finding an
> >actual reason to make the time. :^)
> > Zane
> Incorrect, If you look at some of the less scrupulous segments of the
> web you can find a copy of OSX that runs on x86
> For example check out http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
> As a warning if you are planning on actually obtaining a copy somehow,
> it will be a DVD sized image (think about 4GB)
What is incorrect? The question wasn't about Mac OS X, it was about Mac OS.
The closest thing to Mac OS that ran native on Intel was the early Rhapsody
releases. Rhapsody was later released as Mac OS X Server, and eventually
Mac OS X 10.0.
"Star Trek" was the code name for the port of System 7 to x86, and least I
think that is the right version.
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