PearPC bears fruit
According to Wired, a pair
of clever kids in Aachen, Germany have made it possible for PC users to
run PowerPC software. Not merely an API emulator like WINE,
the open-source PearPC project is a
full-fledged PowerPC-based virtual machine for x86 hardware.
software built for PowerPC may be run, but naturally, focus is on getting
the PowerPC-only OS X to run on a PC. In just a week of public
availability, many users have been able to do just that... very...
slowly. PearPC's developers say that the software runs about 500 times
slower than the host machine, and they point out that it isn't yet
stable or complete. In their own words, no one should "use it
on important data, it WILL destroy them sooner or later!" For now,
the two say that PearPC is only a proof of concept, but later versions
will show significant speed improvements.