NeXT's OpenStep OS up and running on a MacBook Pro

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  1. macrumors bot

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    MacsRgr8

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    :cool: !!

    Ha! Very nice.
    I also just had to see NeXT running... so I have it running in Virtual PC 6 on my PowerBook G4.
    But this is way cooler!
     
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    shamino

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    It's a nice experiment, and quite useful if you have any NeXTStep apps in binary form you want to run.

    If you have source code, however, I wonder how hard it would be to just port the app to OS X. It's my understanding that most of the APIs are identical. And this way, you'd be getting full native performance, avoiding the hardware emulation and the second layer of OS code.
     

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