Pear PC runs Mac on Windows

Though there’s long been a relatively stable application for running Windows-based software on Apple hardware, using Mac-centric programs on Microsoft-minded machines has rarely been possible.

A duo of enthusiasts is attempting to buck that trend by launching an open-source program called PearPC that lets PCs built around chips from Intel and Advanced Micro Devices emulate a machine running the Mac’s PowerPC chip.

According to this story, the software works, just very slowly. They are also working on some Linux, but OS X is the primary focus, and they seem to be the only people who have come close to pulling it off yet. This will be interesting, once PC users can play around with OS X without having to buy a Mac, I bet we start seeing a lot more converts.

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