I haven't seen any other Mac website bring this topic up ... but has anyone thought about the Cherry OS or PearPC lately?
If readers remember, the Cherry OS was suppose to be an emulator for PCs to run Mac OSX with 75% of the host's CPU speed and full hardware support. Cherry OS FAQ pages indicated that a 3Ghz Pentium would yeild a 2.25Ghz G4 in speed.
While the Cherry OS was outed for their blatant copy of code of PearPC from the Open Source community; it is interesting that these claims are actually possible now that Apple is switching to Intel processors.
I wonder where this leaves Cherry OS and PearPC now? I think it would be interesting to see someone create a Windows emulation that runs on an Intel Mac - yet somehow secure the machine with the underpinnings of OS X on the internet.
Read Jackwhispers previous story on the Cherry OS for more background:
Why The Cherry Or The Pear May Be Apple's Next Lemon
For more perspective on Apple's decison to move to Intel see these BLOG entries: