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Mac-on-Linux is a linux/ppc program which makes it possible to run Mac OS in parallel with Linux.

MOL is primarily intended to be used by those who run linux/ppc as their main operating system but still want to be able to run that occasional Mac OS application. Other possible applications include:

hardware simulation
server applications
compatibility testing


No CPU emulation very fast!
No ROM image needed
Complete MMU virtualization
Idle sleep (8.6 or later)
Very compatible
Multi-session support
603, 604, G3 and G4 support

Device Support:

Full screen video (fbdev, xdga)
MMU accelereaded X11 video
CD burners
Generic SCSI
Generic USB
AltiVec support

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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site) [02-17-10]

-Added nvram.x installation
-Fix bootstrap check
-Fix dmdma.c strict aliasing warning
-Make sure that log and lock dirs are created
-Integrated BootX with the build system
-Added check for zlib
-Fixed test invocations (== is invalid)
-Fixed VT Switching
-Removed Sheep from defconfig
-Fixed Ubuntu -fno-stack-protector bug
-Removed duplicate nvram, fix doesn't really work
-Some docs cleanups, changed the website address
-Removed libimport script
-Fixed another MacOS segfault on startup
-Ensured that all read/write/seek disk pointers are set properly
-Removed some debugging text
-Fixed MacOS ethernet softlock (Thanks SolraBizna for noticing)
-Fixed MacOS segfault on startup (Thanks to SolraBizna for noticing)
-Changed BootX Read to pass addresses instead of casting them as long
-Fixed BootX read size bug preventing booting on QCOW/DMG
-Cleaned up a bunch of gcc4 issues
-Removed TUN from defconfig
-Updated network driver help info
-Integrated patch from Marcus Comstedt for USB mice
-Removed linux/compiler.h from USB to fix Ubuntu issue
-Fix mol-img bug
-Added support to recognize HFSX disks
-Added bootx source to main MOL build (with backports from newer BootX)
-Fixed gcc4 include issue

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