Thursday, April 07, 2005

Cherry OS Stands for Cherry Open Source ??

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As reported by Slashdot:

CherryOS Goes Open Source
from the curiouser-and-curiouser dept.

"The CherryOS website now acknowledges a forthcoming alliance with Open Source Software! After going 'on hold' recently, a re-release of CherryOS is purported to be coming in May according to the site. This is great news on the surface, but let's see how it pans out. This move is probably a result of the many reviews of their product that set out to prove it was bogus.

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This seems to be a bogus PR stunt to avoid litigation. MXS (behind Cherry OS) is a very shady company. It seems MXS has experience with this type of PR - they had to back off in a similar way with their java based video product a few years back.

4 comments:

Wayne Smallman said...

These guys have been caught out and everything I read puthering out of their PR department just smacks of back-sliding...

fixyourthinking said...

What's most interesting to me is the claims about running at a 75% match of the host Pentium. They have YET to respond to those claims...

The initial claim was a 2.0Ghz Pentium would effectively run a 1.5Ghz G4 in speed.

But seeing since it's just PearPC code - and Pear PC runs about 10% of the host Pentium - it would actually perform a little slower than a 233 G3 iMac running OSX, which is close to unuseable. A 3Ghz Pentium seems to be running a Mac (under PearPC) seems to be running a 300Mhz G3.

Cherry OS even claimed full altivec G4 core emulation!

Here's another interesting thing to consider and I sincerely hope is looked into ... I believe their may be some Mac On Linux code theft as well.

Wayne Smallman said...

I remember some accelerator company boasting of some whizz-bang co-processor box they were working on would bring multi-gigahertz performance to the Mac way back in the PowerPC 604e days .. that never happened.

I remember some software compression company boasting of an algorithm that would bring ninety percent compression to any file using some kind of Mandelbrot set routine [which, incidentally is quite a common technique nowadays] .. that never happened.

Cherry OS are full of something and it's not good ideas...

Wayne Smallman said...

In related news, Cherry OS go all open source on everyone...