E-Maculation News: November 2004

Few weeks of Updates...

Here's what was said on this site over the last couple of weeks. Hmm:

Friday, October 29 @ 23:26:50 EDT

Anonymous writes “Arben must really be optimistic that CherryOS is different (or is just trying to lull us into a false sense of security), he is now selling CherryOS Merchandise (on a different website, but hosted on his webspace)

Check it out here.

Thursday, October 28 @ 19:06:11 EDT

There is a pretty hilarious article regarding PearPC over here. Some fellow wants OS X on his 68K machine. Read it.

Saturday, October 23 @ 20:31:58 EDT

Marc Hoffman of the OS Emulation Homepage has done some research on, and has had some correspondence with the creator of CherryOS. Check out his thoughts over here.

Saturday, October 23 @ 18:21:16 EDT

Anonymous writes “CherryOS' Webpage is back, with a promised download on the 25th November, 2004.

Download of a Trial and Full Purchase will be made avalible, according to their Webpage

This will finally prove/disprove CherryOS' REAL existence”

Monday, October 18 @ 14:54:44 EDT

Autumnmist writes “Between this expose on Arben K and his history of stealing the code of others and selling it illegally (Arben is the “developer” of CherryOS though he has changed his story and now claims that he was merely the “visionary” behind it, not the programmer – rather unbelievable since there are records of him posting about elementary PHP questions on various newgroups)… to today's article in Wired News which includes these choice quotations (see below)… there's very little room to doubt that CherryOS and Arben K are frauds.

End Conclusions: - CherryOS *does* exist in the sense that you can download a program called CherryOS that attempts to make it possible to run OS X on an x86 machine

- However CherryOS is a rip/copy of PearPC, straight from its GPL source. This is a very illegal violoation of PearPC's GPL license because CherryOS is neither crediting PearPC nor “giving back” to PearPC the code that they may have changed or added. Since CherryOS is a rip of PearPC, it will NOT deliver on the 80% performance promised, and in fact, it even lacks some of the features that newer builds of PearPC have (native CD-ROM on Windows, sound, etc).

Key quotations from the Wired article: Dave Schroeder, senior systems engineer at the University of Wisconsin, examined a pre-release copy of CherryOS downloaded from Maui X-Stream by Wired News. Schroeder concluded CherryOS is likely PearPC wrapped in a different package. Schroeder said he compared the names of various functions and variables in CherryOS and PearPC, and found they all matched. “This is pretty clear-cut,” he said. “They are, in fact, using significant amounts of code from PearPC.” The software does include functions of starting and stopping the emulator, and support for multiple profiles, but the implementation is rough and incomplete, he said. Sebastian Ballas, PearPC's lead developer, said a screenshot of CherryOS shows a variable named “SPIRO MULTIMAX 3000,” a nonsensical term Ballas claims to have invented for use in PearPC. “It is absolutely unlikely that someone uses exactly this name for the same purpose,” he said. “The way he (Kryeziu) is lying is making me angry.”

— ClockWise, November 4, 2004


I'm very sorry that I've been so absent. I've been busy, you see. I'm a very busy man. I'm so sorry. I've got a whole bunch of pending news submissions to sift through, and I shall try to get them all up.

First: Our old pals at Geek of the Month want you to stop by and check out their new site. Go do that.

Second: PearPC was named “Project of the Month” on Sourceforge. Congratulations to our pals at PearPC.

More stuff coming shortly.

PearPC Networking Guide!

Stephen writes “Over in E-Maculation's PearPC Networking forum, I am going to create one big topic with all the guides that are in the sticky topics at the top of the page, and I might make an FAQ with any questions and answers that you submit.

If you wish to submit a guide that you have written, or a question that needs answering, or anything else related to PearPC networking, then please do any of the following:

*Send me a PM through the forum *Send an email to stephen.coates@gmail.com *Post a reply to the networking guides topic: here

If you have an FAQ about networking, I would prefer it if you posted it in the forum, as I am unable to answer most PearPC questions (I've never used PearPC!)

Thanks Stephen Coates Your PearPC networking forum host.”

— ClockWise, November 24, 2004

Mini vMac 2.5.0 officially released

Anonymous writes:

Mini vMac now emulates the extended Parameter RAM of the Mac Plus, thanks to code contributed by Philip Cummins. This version also includes assorted fixes, and more speed in the Macintosh version.

It is available from: the official site.”

— ClockWise, November 24, 2004

CherryOS release date altered

Anonymous writes:

“CherryOS was supposed to be released tomorrow, the 25th of November. But Today their site says otherwise:

”…MXS will provide a free trial download of the CherryOS software, in addition to the purchase download in early 2005.“

From tomorrow to early 2005.

This strengthens the general idea of this being nothing but a hoax. Them needing more time may be due to 2 factors, both relying on the “hoax theory” - Need more time to cover up the PearPC code - Wants to extend the hype already created, dragging it as far as possible, so they can promote their actual company, creating java based video-streaming. - Or, of course, to get rid of bugs in their original code.

Well… it's time to put the CherryOS hype to sleep, he who waits can wait forever.


— ClockWise, November 24, 2004

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